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Germany has been wrestling with the definition of "extremism" since after WWII, and Lustration laws are in vogue in Eastern Europe. One may not like them on liberal political principles, but that's the world we increasingly live in.

A society committed to the notion that government is always bad will have bad government. And it doesn't have to be that way. — Paul Krugman
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Mar 18th, 2015 at 01:13:19 PM EST
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From where I sit, people are pretty cynical about lustration laws - they were mostly used for infighting among different unsavory personages. Fortunately, citizens seem to have lost taste for "he was a commie!!!" shouts. Mainstream media still cares, but that's what they are paid to believe.
by Sargon on Wed Mar 18th, 2015 at 03:29:12 PM EST
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