Living in a World of Terrorism: Have things really changed?

Terrorism hit home for America last week. But in other parts of the world, suicide bombers, coordinated gun attacks, and car bombs have been a sad part of the landscape for decades. Israel and Northern Ireland are two regions that can provide insight into how to live with terrorism. Israeli psychiatrist Arieh Shalev says fear has always been a normal part of the human condition and that America's lack of fear may have been a middle class illusion.


Professor Arieh Shalev, Head of the Department of Psychiatry at Hadassah University Hospital in Jerusalem;
Michael Longley, Poet and writer living in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Winner of the 2000 T. S. Elliot Prize

This program aired on September 19, 2001. The audio for this program is not available.


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