Archived Blog Post: August 8, 2005

A Hero in Every Aisle Seat: "Obviously, a passenger who has just made a harrowing escape is entitled to use whatever descriptive terms he wants. Professionals and policy makers, however, need to be careful with their language. In discussions of homeland security emergencies, one hears 'panic' a lot, despite the evidence that panic won't be likely, whatever our enemies throw at us."

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