Daily Archives: December 18, 2008

I am Allergic to Prediction Articles

by Mozaffar

We turn to scholars, experts, and pundits to help make sense of the information and phenomenon in the world around us. On September 11, 2001 we faced an event that — as Americans — did not fit into our scheme of understandings (and for this discussion it is besides that point that our nation has a history of imposing worse atrocities on millions of others). Thus, when witnessing 9/11/01, we flocked to “experts” to tell us how to make sense of the event. We were taught that a band of bearded freedom-hating savages in the mountains of Afghanistan organized it.

But, it did not end there. We were taught that there would be more such attacks. Continue reading

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