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Homeland has been a huge hit, but its depiction of the war on terror is cartoonish. For something more powerful, try the Israeli version

It’s hard to believe Claire Danes as a psychologically troubled CIA agent

The global war on terror is ending with neither a bang nor a whimper but just fading away, seemingly from lack of interest. Ten years ago, the news magazines all proclaimed 9/11 one of the most significant moments in world history. No one thinks that anymore. The financial crisis and the rise of the BRICs will play a larger role when future historians write of our era. The most important consequence of 9/11 was that it goaded America into two failed and useless wars in the Middle…

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