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Contributed by Jan Bennink, a Dutch columnist for the leading newspaper De Volkskrant. As far as I can remember I’ve never been afraid of the government. Not when I was a young upstart protesting military parades with safety pins through my ears. Even if the place was swarming with soldiers. Not when I was the bass player in a punk band, screaming at all kinds of government injustice. Not in protest rallies against nukes.... But now my critical fingers hesitate more and more when I am writing stuff.