Book Discussion on Overblown

John Mueller talked about his book, Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We… read more

John Mueller talked about his book, Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats, and Why We Believe Them, published by The Free Press. He argued that the U.S. government and media have unjustifiably inflated the threat posed by terrorists and that the government’s overreaction to September 11 has done more harm to the country than the harm directly associated with the attacks that day. He said that terrorism should be treated as a real but manageable threat instead of a threat that requires changing the Constitution and creating large government agencies. James Gilmore commented on the book. After the presentation both men responded to audience members' questions.

Former Governor Gilmore is chairman of the Advisory Panel to Assess Domestic Response Capabilities for Terrorism Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction and is chair of the National Council on Readiness and Preparedness. close

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Book Discussion on Overblown

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195813-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 31, 2006
Last Aired:
May 11, 2007

Airing Details

  • Dec 31, 2006 | 2:15am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 02, 2007 | 5:30am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • May 08, 2007 | 4:46am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 08, 2007 | 9:46am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • May 11, 2007 | 9:01am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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