Charlie Hebdo Is Heir to the French Tradition of Religious Mockery

January 9, 2015 10:28 PM

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Charlie Hebdo Is Heir to the French Tradition of Religious Mockery

The Paris magazine targeted by terrorists was part of a radically irreverent school of secular thought that goes back centuries.

The satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was the conscious heir to a French intellectual tradition with a long history: radical anticlericalism.

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