Friday June 5, 2020

Publish and be damned

Oliver Callan The world’s media missed an opportunity to stand together and republish offending cartoons

14th January, 2015
Stéphane ‘Charb’ Charbonnier, the murdered editor of Charlie Hebdo

‘I disapprove of what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” This quotation, often misattributed to Voltaire but written by his biographer, perfectly illustrates the principle of freedom of speech.

I, for one, believe that a person better serves their society alive than dead and, therefore, there are few causes worth dying for. It is certainly a folly to die for flawed nations, borders...

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