Terrorism’s Wicked Paradox

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Here’s the wicked paradox about terrorism. Long-term responses do nothing about short-term dangers. Short-term reactions feed extremism over the long term.

There are no quick solutions and there may be no “solution” as we think of it. This is quite distressing for Americans in particular, I think. Pick your point in history as to when this dynamic began. This is one of those classic problems in human society for which the passage of time and the change of generations offer the only hope for “solutions.”

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