Charlie Hebdo and the ‘but brigade’6 min read . Updated: 13 Jan 2015, 01:26 AM IST
The lesson from Paris is that we cannot shirk from asking uncomfortable questions about the interweaving of politics, society, and religion
Someone wise once said the law is a crucible in which society may burn away irrelevancies and come to grips with the essential elements of an argument. A crisis such as the recent murderous attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, and its bloody aftermath, presents a similar moment. After the initial superficial outpouring of solidarity with the slain journalists, punctuated by ephemeral tokenisms such as “Je suis Charlie", the criticism, first muted, now swelling into a crescendo, has begun.
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