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France is addicted to the state of emergency. Put an end to it, Mr. President

“This bill will be the last one. The first and the last one.” That is how Emmanuel Macron answered the question I had just asked him: “What would happen, Mr. President, if France were hit by another terrorist attack in the coming months? Would you propose yet another bill?” Expand French police and anti-crime brigade (BAC) members secure a street as they carried out a counter-terrorism swoop at different locations in Argenteuil, a suburb north of Paris, France, July 21, 2016.  © 2016 Reuters/Charles Platiau The exchange took place last Friday, in the late afternoon. I was in the Elysée…

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