Car Wrecks
Three years after September 2001 [according to the Financial Times] domestic airline flights in the United States were still 7 percent below their pre-9/ll levels ... During that period, some 120,000 Americans died in automobile accidents. If a small percentage of these deaths occurred to people who were driving because they feared to fly, the number of Americans who died in overreaction to 9/11 could well surpass the number who were killed by the terrorists on that terrible day.
One study, in fact, has concluded that over 1,000 people died this way in 2001 between September 11 and December 31 ...
--- From War and Ideas: Selected Essays
Hohn Mueller
©2011, Routledge
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