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Lionel Shriver

Security overkill is terror’s real triumph

18 November 2017

9:00 AM

18 November 2017

9:00 AM

The moment the news broke on Halloween that an Uzbek in a rental truck had just killed eight people on New York’s West Side cycle path, my heart sank. Now, you might think that any decent human being — I marginally qualify — would be profoundly saddened by the pointless murder of folks merely out enjoying a city’s recreational facilities on a crisp autumn day.

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