As my regular readers know, I've long been interested in the problem of threat inflation. One of my earliest publications was about this phenomenon back in the Reagan '80s -- and my most recent book chapter again returns to this issue. On this blog, I've repeatedly explored the hyperbole and deception used to sell the Iraq war.
In a new post at the Duck of Minerva, I explore recent speculation and evidence that the Bush administration, in cahoots with the Blair government, may have exaggerated the threat in last week's airline plot.
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