Could Paris Happen Here? (‘The New York Times’)



In a New York Times opinion piece, Dartmouth’s Steven Simon and Daniel Benjamin write that Americans’ fear of terrorism on U.S. soil has heightened since the attacks in Paris, but that extreme anxiety “is unwarranted.”

Simon, a visiting lecturer with the John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding , and Benjamin, director of the Dickey Center and former counterterrorism coordinator at the U.S. State Department, write that it is “a mistake to assume that America’s security from terrorism at home is comparable to Europe’s. For many reasons, the United States is a significantly safer place. While vigilance remains essential, no one should panic.”

Read the full opinion piece, published 11/15/15 by The New York Times.

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