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Berlin attacks: another test for liberalism

“Failure to provide effective protection does a disservice to freedom”

By Pauline Neville-Jones  

A woman lays flowers at the site of the attack at the Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, Germany ©Bernd von Jutrczenka/DPA/PA Images

The horrifying—presumed terrorist—attack in Breitscheidplatz, Berlin has the makings of a landmark event. On Monday, 19th December, a truck ploughed into a Christmas market in the city, leaving 12 dead and 49 wounded. It has cast a long shadow over Christmas festivities, as intended by the perpetrators. The attack could have potentially major consequences…

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