Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Nous Sommes Charlie

I loved Charlie Hebdo, read it during my many sojourns in France, found it disrespectful, mocking, and hilarious; at its best exhilarating, at its worst scurrilous, but always doing the vital job of preserving the "Liberté" part of "Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité." 

So, from the land of Voltaire, Daumier, and Molière, CH taught the world a lesson in courage and freedom of speech. 

RIP, those heroes. More cartoons, please.

1 comment:

  1. Best reaction I saw to the massacre was a small cartoon in the UK's Private Eye. A little girl at school raises her hand to the teacher - "Miss, do I still have the right not to offend?"