May 28, 2002

This week's NYT Magazine has a great cover story by Bill Keller about nuclear terrorism: Nuclear Nightmares

How afraid should we be, and what of, exactly? I'll tell you at the outset, this was not one of those exercises in which weighing the fears and assigning them probabilities laid them to rest. I'm not evacuating Manhattan, but neither am I sleeping quite as soundly.

I think this is an excellent piece, well-researched and well-written. Keller is realistic and not simnply fear-mongering. Nuclear terrorism is a legitimate danger. I'm not sure whether or not to completely panic (I was very close to that last November) or just deal with it. Now, I'm all for living my life the way I want to in NY and living with a higher level of risk. This is nasty stuff.

Posted by Andrew Raff at May 28, 2002 01:18 PM