The sad irony of terrorism

2015-01-25 15:00

Terror is, first of all, the terror of the next attack,” writes Arjun Appadurai in Fear of Small Numbers. “It opens the possibility that anyone may be a soldier in disguise, a sleeper among us, waiting to strike at the heart of our social slumber.”

Even when their professed goals are legitimate, the methods they use to try to achieve them set the cause back, polarising people in fear.

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