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Tuesday, August 15, 2006

How significant was the threat?

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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