The intent of Daesh is – as it was on 9/11 – to frighten and daunt “decadent and soft westerners” into panic and retreat… or else into electing oppressive paranoids who might clamp down on the eclectic openness that is our strength. But as Rebecca Solnit points out in one of the most important books of our time – A Paradise Built in Hell – average citizens simply aren’t wimps. If ten or even a hundred times as many soft targets were hit, we’d simply do what our parents did. Adapt. Be resilient, determined … and win. David Brin

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