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Peter Sutherland, 1946-2018

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Peter Sutherland, EU Commissioner, Irish Attorney General, first head of the World Trade Organization, and a long-time contributor to Project Syndicate, has died. Few people believed in the European project more deeply; fewer still fought as hard to improve conditions for refugees; and perhaps no one more fully embodied the vision of globalization as a positive force for humanity.

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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.

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