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Touching Your Junk and Viewing Your Cavity

The Future of Aviation “Security”
  • Andrew R. Thomas


Terrorism, if properly conducted by the terrorists, generates disproportionate feelings of anger, fear, and vulnerability in the population that is attacked. This is what it means to be terrorized. This terrorization leads the population to pressure their government to do things to alleviate their anger, fear, and vulnerability. The bigger the attack, the more pressure on government to do something, whether tangibly or symbolically. Of course, feeding all of this is the international media, whose coverage of anything airline-related is way over the top.


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