Charlie Hebdo and Free Speech

Hi y’all. I have no Kanye jokes for you today because nothing’s funny about the gunning down of ten staff of the satirical publication Charlie Hebdo and two police officers in Paris today. If you’re here at RBR it’s because you love books and I hope that means you also love the rights of artists, writers, and other creators to free speech. It’s a shit day today. Max Read at Gawker has prepared an excellent overview of Charlie Hebdo and their previous controversies. And by controversies I mean “times they exercised free speech in ways that likely led to the death of 12 people today.”

What a shit day.

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