The events in Paris are tragic – beyond words. Perhaps it’s only apt that the most thought provoking responses have been drawn rather than written.
I’ve been thinking about how to best show my support for Charlie Hebdo and it’s fallen staff. I don’t endorse a lot of the cartoons that the magazine had published over the last few years – what I do endorse and wholeheartedly support is their right to do so.
An old formulation comes to mind, “I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to death, your right to say it”.
So in that spirit, and no I’m nowhere near as brave as the staff at Charlie, for the next twelve days, I’ll be posting a cartoon a day from a pool of some of their most offensive cartoons. I encourage others to do the same.