Why the Charlie Hebdo attack goes far beyond religion and free speech

January 10, 2015 4:38 PM

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Debates about Islam and free speech only go so far. This was a political blow aimed at multicultural democracy

Debates about the role of religion in modern society, and the outer limits of free speech, are undeniably seductive. I am liable to get drawn into them at any moment. But when we allow our discussion about a political act, which took place in the familiar context of a Western liberal democracy and w...

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