One week ago the remaining cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo put out their Survivors' Edition, and I've obtained a copy. It's remarkable, and today's ZGBlog shows why.
Its print run was a hundred times normal, and almost all those it had satirized over the years joined 1.6 million marchers in Paris to express sympathy and support. Photos appeared to show 49 "world leaders" at the head of that march; later ones revealed that they had actually assembled with their bodyguards in a side street. To the marchers, the assassination had been an affront to free speech; to the politicians, it was just another photo-op. Then they went home and tightened restrictions on free speech.