Charlie Hebdo

  • Can teaching patriotism protect France?

    by Robert Zaretsky

    After the Charlie Hebdo massacre, a country recommits to promoting national values in schools—a tradition that has flagged in the United States

  • Churchill Était Charlie Aussi

    by Jonathan Rose

    As signals of political will, even cartoons matter, as Britain found out in the 1930s when it tried to appease Hitler by silencing satirists.

  • Terror in Paris - An Analysis

    by Lawrence Davidson

    Is there a way out of this vicious cycle - one that might also uphold a broad and truly universal standard for freedom of speech?

  • Charlie Hebdo’s Anti-Imperialist Roots

    by Daniel Foliard

    The 1881 laws on the freedom of the press had opened the golden age of French political caricature, paving the way for Samuel-Sigismond Schwarz to found L’Assiette au Beurre in 1901.

  • Sharpening Contradictions: Why al-Qaeda attacked Satirists in Paris

    by Juan Cole

    "The horrific murder of the editor, cartoonists and other staff of the irreverent satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, along with two policemen, by terrorists in Paris was in my view a strategic strike, aiming at polarizing the French and European public."