The Null Device

And now some lessons on dealing with terrorism, from the British (who have had quite a bit of experience):
Ask now of any action you mean to take -- bombing, assassination, ground war -- whether it means there will be more or fewer terrorists when the children who are now in preschool grow up to fighting age. ... The state has to become as good at theater as its enemies. There's a short version of this lesson: "Don't shoot the boys throwing stones."
Torture is the crack cocaine of anti-terrorism because, for a while, it works. The terrorists will certainly use it. But everyone tries it. ... But the price is higher than a democracy can pay.

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