2008-11-09_234311_Controlling_Irrational_Fears_Paragraph_format_answer

2008-11-09_234311_Controlling_Irrational_Fears_Paragraph_format_answer

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-1 Controlling Irrational Fears After 9/11 Article Analysis The premise for the author's argument is that America's high level of panic after 9/11 was actually excessive in relation to the number of deaths. The conclusion is that Americans actually aided the success of the terrorists by giving in to their desire to shake us up so badly. The author's second premise is that our country's misguided response to 9/11 was to start throwing money around in the hope of preventing further attacks. The conclusion is that the random and inefficient way in which we spent would have little effect in the war against terror. 1. The first argument's premises do validate the conclusion. The author supports his claim with the statistics on other types of causes of death, and by commenting on the milder way we react to them. The author has a difficult time supporting, and ultimately doesn't prove, his second argument. To support the argument he only focuses on general opinions and anecdotes instead of the many details he provided for the first argument. He discusses how
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This note was uploaded on 09/11/2011 for the course BUSINESS 125 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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