"The question Tunisia now faces is not whether freedom and security can coexist or how much of the former must be sacrificed to establish the latter. This formula - a simple inverse relationship between the necessity of preserving life and the mere preference for an unfettered one - is false. It is a narrative designed to reshape citizenship in the modern era without ever having to put the proposal on a ballot. It is an affront to democracy everywhere.

The real antidote to terrorism is to apply democratic principles more fully to government. A prerequisite for effective tactical responses to terrorism is a professional security sector that is responsible to the republic and citizens rather than to a political party, crony capitalists or the state."

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