Charlie Hebdo’s Clash of Civilizations Script

This week’s issue of the Germany’s prestigious Spiegel magazine claimed as a starting point for their discussion that “the attacks in Paris were targeted against Europe’s values.” Like so much of the coverage, this framing takes for granted that the attack on Charlie Hebdo was an attack on the free speech itself. To violently attack journalists because you disagree with what they publish is reprehensible. But to understand it as necessarily... Read More

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