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Daniel Cohn-Bendit is very much attacked for some quotes on "erotic encounters" with children. This triggered off a discussion in today's newsroom. These encounters must have taken place in Frankfurt in the late 1960s or 70s, around the time of a huge reform of the German penal code regarding sexual offences.

While it is inevitable that historical figures often are evaluated in terms of the current prevailing morality it is critical that they next be considered in the light of the context of the times in which they were operating. Thank you for this diary.  

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Mon Jun 10th, 2013 at 08:28:45 PM EST

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