Politics & Media
Jan 18, 2010, 08:13AM

Readjusting our global perspective

Fear trumps statistics every time. 

Fewer deaths occurred in Hiroshima in August 1945 than in Port-au-Prince last week and more people will die there soon than in Rwanda in 1994. Yet the modern global world was unprepared for it, so busy were they with Terrorism, which has killed fewer people in the last thirty years than quarrelsome Americans with handguns in the last eight months. 


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