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The British writer and influential intellectual Timothy Garton Ash has written a really interesting opinion article for the Dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad. You can read the article here, but unfortunately it’s only available in Dutch. What the article is about is best described by the lead:

How is it possible that the United States, that hasn’t suffered a major terrorist attack in four years, thinks it’s at war, while the United Kingdom, that has suffered a large terrorist attack only one year ago, doesn’t think that?