Simon Sotak

547 days ago

"Forcing people to go to class to learn statistics, probably the most effective thing we could to do to make society more resilient to terrorist attacks, would be even less popular then drafting them into the army to go abroad and kill terrorists. "

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).