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Manchester attack: We need to find a better answer than politics of fear

There is now no problem with using the term "terror' when relating to the raw realities of violence

Brad Evans |The Conversation 

The senseless attack on Manchester Arena left many of us reeling. My first reaction was to rush to my young daughter and hold her close. Such events make the violence we see in many parts of the world, all too real – we can so easily relate it to our own lives. Faced with such a devastating loss of life, the natural public response is to demand justice. Justice itself comes in different forms, and once violence is framed through political narratives of warfare, what overwhelmingly passes for justice is the use of force – whether that’s the force of law or the force ...

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First Published: Fri, May 26 2017. 10:50 IST
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