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Duel: is our definition of ‘refugee’ too wide?

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Our combatants David Goodhart (left, Yes) and Cathryn Costello (right, No)

Is our definition of "refugee" too wide?


David Goodhart—Prospect’s editor at large

Europe’s refugee crisis is also a crisis of moral and political over-reach.  Over the past few decades the grounds for seeking refuge in Europe have been ever widened by well-intentioned lawyers with only a distant connection to democratic politics. Until now it…

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