In the wake of the Nice attack, Emmanuel Macron has lumped in all Muslims with violent extremists. We’ve been here before.
Erdoğan’s moves since the Turkish coup have been compared to Germany of 1933. Have we been too quick to label, and missed the point?
The violence of today, has its roots in the past. As the bloodied pages of history has taught, the carrot is needed alongside the stick to create change.
The first stone in the long path to the violence seen in Nice last week was laid by the actions of the West. It’s time to stop preaching what we don’t practice.
After the horrors of Nice, collective fear asks for collective safety, but we should be careful what we wish for, for safety also means control.