Christopher Phillips: Too Much Safety Unsafe for Democracy? In these days of heightened security awareness, the modus operandi is better safe than sorry -- so when in doubt, build a barrier. But commentator Christopher Phillips questions whether too much safety is a safe thing for a democracy.
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Christopher Phillips: Too Much Safety Unsafe for Democracy?

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Christopher Phillips: Too Much Safety Unsafe for Democracy?

Christopher Phillips: Too Much Safety Unsafe for Democracy?

Christopher Phillips: Too Much Safety Unsafe for Democracy?

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In these days of heightened security awareness, the modus operandi is better safe than sorry — so when in doubt, build a barrier. But commentator Christopher Phillips questions whether too much safety is a safe thing for a democracy.