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Protecting Paris, Defending Europe

It is impossible to guarantee the safety of a diverse and open democratic society.

Europe's response will need to be more than this.

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The full cost of France's worst terrorist attack in half a century has yet to be tabulated, much less understood. Yet there are already calls for new laws and measures to prevent a repeat, including at a meeting today of the European Union's interior ministers.

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