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Six rather unusual propositions about terrorism: John Mueller

ByJOHN MUELLER

This article investigates this incongruity. It is devoted especially to exploring the policy consequences that arise from what author Mark Bowden has characterized as “housewives in Iowa… watching TV afraid that al-Qaeda’s going to charge in their front door,”1 or more generally from the fact that many people have developed what Leif Wenar of the University of Sheffi eld has aptly labeled “a false sense of insecurity” about terrorism in the United States.