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The Lady’s Fall From Grace

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Far from opposing the Burmese military’s attacks on the country's Rohingya minority, which has created a refugee crisis for neighboring Bangladesh, Aung San Suu Kyi has blamed the attacks on Muslim terrorists and appeared impotent in damping down ethnic tensions.

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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.