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The immediate aftermath of the Islamic State attacks in Paris on 13th November felt very different from the days that followed the massacre in January at the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. This time around there was no mass mobilisation of the population—the declaration of a state of emergency meant there would be no equivalent of 11th January, when millions took to the streets across France to affirm that they, too, “were Charlie.” And the day after the latest attacks, former President Nicolas Sarkozy ignored the niceties…

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