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Yes, the German right is moving into xenophobia without bring pushed by electoral gains by the extreme-right. I tend to see it as an attempt to pre-empt the scenario with a xenophobic party in parliament. The question is if they will succeed or if it will merely boost the existing neo-nazi parties.

Game theory aside, it shows that humanitarian values are no cornerstone if they can be abandoned like this.

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by A swedish kind of death on Tue Oct 19th, 2010 at 04:12:12 PM EST
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pre-empt the scenario with a xenophobic party in parliament

With emphasis on the fear of their own increasingly dissatisfied right wing splitting off.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Wed Oct 20th, 2010 at 07:31:56 AM EST
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