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Writers, We Are All “Charlie Hebdo”

bill-of-rights21So much has been said about the recent shootings at the Paris offices of the satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, that I hesitate to add my thoughts to the groundswell of support, outrage, and grief over the crime. But I have been dismayed to see that in addition to outrage and grief there has also been criticism of the writers of Charlie Hebdo, and an apparent confusion among some observers between approval, or agreement, with content, and support for freedom of speech.

As writers, I believe that each of us–regardless of how we feel about the content of the magazine, Charlie Hebdo–is Charlie Hebdo (“Je suis Charlie“).

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