Swapan Dasgupta — who I’m told makes good, sound arguments otherwise — writes A Free State Has The Right To Self-Defence.

Some libertarian supporters of Sen have argued that passive extremism, including calls for the violent overthrow of the state and secession, should be tolerated as long as there is no actual involvement with the real world. This implies that jihadi propaganda can be tolerated as long as those advocating violence aren’t involved in any terror cell. They can legitimately remain detached motivators.

Straw man 1.

Finally, there is a much larger issue. Must democracy be a constant punching bag? Should the state have no right of self-defence?

Rhetorical straw man 2.

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