When juxtaposing my reading of The Accidental Terrorist with The Instigators by David Wolman, I was less satisfied with the former. Initially, when reading The Accidental Terrorist, I nearly believed that I was tired and thus having a difficult time focusing on the piece. Ultimately, I realized that my lack of focus was more significantly due to a general indifference to the story. Though I did feel that there was some interesting material in Piore's story, what I felt was the writer's own disconnect with his subject overall hindered my interest in the piece. In the several instances in which Piore described his subject as someone with a certain "calling" to liberate the Cambodian people, a calling often compared to that experienced by Moses, I felt as if he was either mocking his subject, or he was just critical of his subject's motives. While it is unrealistic to expect every writer's subject to be captivating and likable, I could not help but feel as if Piore could have painted his subject in a better light. Perhaps this was due to the limitations of his reporting, and also could have been a result of the writer having a confusing subject or one that was simply difficult to relate to. Ultimately, I admit that I generally enjoy journalistic narratives in which, as a reader, I can sense the writer's understanding of his or her subject (whether or not that subject is necessarily likable), and I did not feel as though Piore possessed or was simply able to achieve a full connection with his subject.