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September 12, 2003

Here is a very, very good article from The Guardian on Lindh and the Euro debate.

One of the blogs I linked to yesterday wrote about how people in this country are feeling increasingly alienated from their politicians, and linked that to the attack. I feel very strongly that the reactions to Lindh’s murder show that this is not really true. People grieve not only because this was an unthinkable thing, an attack on a government minister, something that’s not supposed to happen in our society and that frightens us; we are also genuinely sad about the loss of the person, the mother, the enthusiastic knowledgeable woman. The distance does not seem so very great at all.

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