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Why Ron Paul is dangerous – and why he’s not

For followers of US politics, Ron Paul, a 71-year-old congressman from Texas, is a strange figure. He’s running for president, a member of the Republican Party of long standing, yet he’s a man apart from the rest of the field, a near-pariah in much of the media, considered a non-entity by many and a kook by others. And despite all this, he has finished second in both of the Republican presidential primaries so far, rising quietly to crush establishment favourites like Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry.

By | The Foreign Desk | Wednesday, 11 January 2012 at 1:21 pm

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