The Lessons of Boston Beating Terror with Calm

In the years since 9/11, the response to acts of terror has been disproportionately strong in the United States. After Boston, President Obama took pains to remain calm, breaking with a deplorable tradition. The more routine our response to these crimes, the weaker they become.
Von Ullrich Fichtner
Injured people lie on the sidewalk near the Boston Marathon finish line following last week's attack in Boston.

Injured people lie on the sidewalk near the Boston Marathon finish line following last week's attack in Boston.

Foto: Ken McGagh/ AP/ DPA
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