Terrorism in America, Again
After the events of this past week, there can be no denying that domestic political violence is on the rise—and that the President is more interested in stoking divisions than healing them.
The World Today
Be Afraid? Yes, But Don’t Overdo It
Should we be afraid? Yes. But we should understand that what we think we fear may not be what we really should be worrying about.
The Middle East & Beyond
Shocked and Surprised
The revelations of a “resistance within” the Trump Administration are surprising in their details. But what is happening now was always inherent in the idea of a Trump presidency.
The Middle East
The press is spilling plenty of ink on the U.S.-Turkey crisis, but precious little of the coverage is connecting the dots.
Dulled and Dangerous
Terror and Stupefaction
Why do so many instances of terrorist violence involve drug use and abuse?
Plainting by the Numbers
We are clearly at the end of an era. Making or missing spurious military spending targets has nothing to do with it.
Terrorism and Fear
Fear is politically fungible, able to migrate stealthily from one cause to others, and from one host to others. Fear can also pool or coalesce around shocking experiences. These gymnastic capacities are what give terrorism its social and, ultimately, its political punch.
Sometimes, things done for the wrong reasons have a chance of working out well.
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