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International Herald Tribune:

START's Gary LaFree Quoted on Accurate Risk Assessment

START director Gary LaFree was contacted to offer insight for a recent International Herald Tribune article. After the initial shock of this summers' London bombings, a comparison was made between the British response to the attack, and the American reaction to 9/11. In reference to American's continued fear of air travel after 9/11, LaFree said, "Governments need to give people an accurate assessment of risk, to help them, because we know people react in ways that are often wildly irrational." The full article can be found in the International Herald Tribune online archives at http://www.iht.com/articles/2005/07/29/news/letter.php. (7/30/2005)