05/02/12 – John Mueller – The Scott Horton Show

John Mueller, author of Atomic Obsession: Nuclear Alarmism from Hiroshima to Al-Qaeda, discusses his article “Why Al-Qaeda May Never Die;” how “al-Qaeda” is used as a catchall name for terrorist groups, even those tangentially related to the original; why a large percentage of Americans fear terrorism even though dying in an attack is about as likely as being struck by lightning; US alliances with radical Islamic insurgents in Libya and Syria; and how imperial overreach hastened the Soviet...

03/06/07 – John Mueller – The Scott Horton Show

John Mueller, professor of political science at Ohio State University and author of Overblown: How Politicians and the Terrorism Industry Inflate National Security Threats and Why We Believe Them and this great Foreign Affairs article, discusses the bogus "Real War on Terror," the Fear Industry (public and private) and the waste and violations of rights that go along with them.