Outside Baghdad, and almost everywhere one might travel in the world, the risk of being killed in a road accident greatly exceeds the risk of being killed by a terrorist. John Adams, a leading academic expert on risk, points out that the death toll from the London bombings represents six days of death on Britain's roads. Yet the public fear of terrorismand reaction to itis on a completely different scale than that of death on the road. Around 70 percent of British people are "concerned" or "very concerned" about national securityeven though driving a car is a far bigger…
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