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Why violence in Berlin is dangerous for democracy

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[caption id="attachment_10888" align="aligncenter" width="926"] A festive decoration hangs from the truck that ploughed into the Christmas market in Berlin. Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch[/caption] “Stay at home and don’t spread rumours,” Berlin’s police chief tweeted last night as news spread of the shockingly violent...

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War and democracy in the age of Trump

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The ancient Greek historian Herodotus once observed that Persian rulers indulged the habit of getting drunk when making important decisions. When sober and sensible next morning, their custom was to reconsider their decision, and either stick to it, or revise...

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Hillary Clinton, Julian Assange and the US election

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John Keane, University of Sydney The following field note will shortly appear in Germany’s Die Zeit. It is a brief commentary on the factual errors and misjudgements of numerous journalists when reporting the role recently played by Julian Assange and WikiLeaks...

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