People live longer today than they ever have. They live happier lives, have more knowledge, more information. All this is the result of communications technology. How is any of that bad?
Collaboration on a book is the ultimate unnatural act.
The objective of a terrorist is to create political change in the society he targets.
Fundamentally, I think of myself as a storyteller, not a writer.
Before, it was always, 'Oh, no, here comes Clancy, that insurance agent.' Now it's, 'Oh, here comes Tom Clancy, bestselling author.' But I'm still the same basic middle-class slob.
Probably what pushed the Russians over the edge was SDI. They realized they couldn't beat us.