Freedom, art…and bullying – on Charlie Hebdo, satire and Euro-muslims

Quando si sale sul carrozzone degli slogan e delle crociate si sa da dove si è partiti, ma non si sa dove si finisce


joesaccoonsatire1200We need to kill them. We need to kill them. You’re in danger, I’m in danger. We’re at war. And this is not going to stop. Bomb them, bomb them and bomb them again.

Jeanine Pirro, This is ridiculous, even for Fox News, Independent, 12 January 2015

I have to wonder whether any of my colleagues felt the same queasy mix of emotions I did on hearing about the assassinations in Paris: beneath the outrage, sorrow and solidarity, a small, irrational twinge of guilt that we’re not doing anything worth shooting us over.

Tim Kreider, When Art Is Dangerous (or Not), New York Times, 10 January 2015

Charlie Hebdo has had a much more savage, unforgiving, doing-it-for-the-sake-of-doing-it spirit than any American publication. That’s not so much an American impulse. Especially today there’s a sophisticated dialogue about what privilege means, and a feeling that you don’t need…

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