IN THE MAIL: John Robb’s Brave New War: The Next Stage of Terrorism and the End of Globalization. From a quick look, it appears that Robb thinks that state sponsorship will become a less important part of the terror equation, and that we need to start hardening and decentralizing our society so as to make it more resistant to terrorism. I think he’s clearly right about part two, and quite possibly right about part one. He also seems to support “pack not a herd” approaches to security and disaster response, which, again, I agree with strongly.

UPDATE: More on Robb from Ed Cone.