Riot police, tear gas and knife-bearing fences against refugees from Syria.
Europe’s startling refugee crisis, unparalleled perhaps since World War II, has generated all sorts of alarmist headlines. A right-wing British tabloid bemoaned the “swarms” flooding across the Channel. Anti-immigration protesters in Germany have attacked asylum centers for recent arrivals. Faced with a dramatic influx, the Hungarian government accelerated the construction of a border fence and warned that it could deploy its military against tens of thousands making the the trek to safe havens in the European Union.
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