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A festive decoration hangs from the truck that ploughed into the Christmas market in Berlin. Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

Why violence in Berlin is dangerous for democracy

Attacks like the one in Berlin harm democracy because they spread fear and self-censorship among citizens.
Today’s violent extremists can draw inspiration from material online and through media coverage of sensational acts of violence. Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch

Berlin attack: security intelligence has limits in preventing truck-borne terror

We have become used to hearing stories of 'increased chatter' and 'high alerts' when it comes to terrorism. Doesn’t that mean intelligence agencies should know enough to prevent attacks?
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Why is the US Green Party so irrelevant?

While Green Party candidates win elections and make policy in Germany, here the Green Party barely registers. Why? Contrasting electoral systems, and the fact that U.S. Greens run as purists, not as politicians.

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