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Frits Bolkestein

Frits Bolkestein

Writing for PS since 2005
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Frits Bolkestein was a member of the European Commission, 1999-2004, and is a former Dutch minister of defense. He was an IWM fellow in 2005.

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    The Terrorism Paradox

    Robert Skidelsky

    As the number of deaths from terrorism in Western Europe declines, public alarm about terrorist attacks grows. But citizens should stay calm and not give governments the tools they increasingly demand to win the “battle” against terrorism, crime, or any other technically avoidable misfortune that life throws up.