…than the sword. A quick post following the Paris attack where people were killed for publishing offensive cartoons, for drawing pictures that other people didn’t like. This was a direct attack on freedom of expression, and the right to challenge and mock authority.
“Though the self-righteous have killed satirists they will never annihilate satire itself. Just the opposite. From now on Charlie Hebdo will be the rallying point for all those who cherish life and laughter over the death cult of sanctimonious gloom”- Simon Schama.
“You don’t need blood to deal with despots – whatever their politics, whatever their religion: just laugh these murderous clowns back into the dustbin of history”- Martin Rowson.