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By: Kate | November 15, 2015

After the September 11 bombings New Internationalist magazine published an issue titled Twin Terrors. While acknowledging the horrific suffering that the attacks caused the American people, it gently pointed out that for millions of people around the world fear, uncertainty, loss and physical danger are a daily reality, and had been for many years. 


The magazine contained a quote by Mark Twain that has stayed with me ever since. Twain is best remembered as a humourist but he was also a fearless and insightful social critic. The quote comes from his novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, in which he reflects on the French Revolution, often referred to as The Reign of Terror: 


 There were two 'Reigns of Terror', if we could but reme...

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