Michelle Shephard’s narrative about the decade she has dedicated to reporting on terrorism begins with Hunter S. Thompson’s famous line, “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” It’s a good choice, especially as it was the late Gonzo journalist who famously predicted the War on Terror, writing on Sept. 12, 2001, “The towers are gone now, reduced to bloody rubble, along with all hopes for Peace in Our Time.”

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