Fear Trumps Hope

Courtesy of Google Ngram Viewer:

The lines plot mentions of the words “terrorism” (red line) and “democratization” (blue line) in a massive corpus of English-language books published between 1960 and 2007. A version I posted early this morning smoothed the plots across rolling windows of three observations. This version gets rid of the smoothing, more clearly showing a change point in terrorism mentions around 2001.

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  1. Isn’t the Ngram viewer a really interesting tool? Interesting comparison…


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