The Challenge of SPIN

SPIN: Segmented, polycentric, ideologically-networked. This is how we have to think of al Qaeda today. Bin Laden's death is of tremendous symbolic and moral importance, but it does not change the fact that the organization he founded -- and, more to the point, the ideas he propagated -- will live on in mutated form for years to come. We should not be surprised by the next al Qaeda attack.