Shostack + Friends Blog Archive


On Terror and Terrorism

Is There Still a Terrorist Threat” asks Foreign Affairs. Bruce Schneier considers “What the Terrorists Want,” and also offers up a useful roundup of “Details on The British Terrorist Alert.” In that details space, Phil offers up thoughts on what a “Temporary Flight Restriction” meant to his travel. Meanwhile Kung-Fu Monkey asks “Wait, Aren’t You Scared?” while Moshe Yudkowsly thinks that “Fear Is a Healthy Reaction to Terrorism.”

John Quarterman doesn’t think you should be scared, even if it makes sense to think of “Terrorism as Theater.”
I think John’s point that terrorism is theater is often forgotten, and not giving the terrorists extended ovations for their performances is an important part of the solution.