This afternoon on my show, I talked with Ron Suskind (author of “The One Percent Doctrine”) about the lessons learned from last week’s terrorist threat, which he says was not thwarted because of monitoring phone calls or electronic surveillance. Rather, it was a tipster and good old-fashioned human intelligence that broke the case. I also asked him about whether we’re safer today than before 9-11, the patience of Al Qaeda, and the breeding of new freelance terrorists.

Listen to the conversation here.