645 days ago

And mosquitoes ! The biggest killers in the world and yet we don't fear them

Why we think terrorism is scarier than it really is (and we probably always will)


I am arriving in Brussels. The train from London is full of the usual Chinese tourists and bored businesspeople. The city doesn’t, contrary to the impression given by CNN, resemble Kabul. Rows and rows of untouched houses scream bourgeois calm (actually, they gently whisper bourgeois calm).