Scott Shackford on Last Resort


The world—both the real one and the version we see on television—has changed significantly since the hit show 24 illustrated many Americans' post-9/11 fear of a looming terrorist threat ready to destroy us at any moment. The new series Last Resort brings action and intrigue framed around America's military actions a decade after those attacks, looking at a world where the United States is the aggressor. Scott Shackford watched the pilot and examines how this drama matches a new culture where citizens of all persuasions have growing fears of America's authoritarian political leadership.