Je Suis Charlie: Press Freedom And A French Terror Attack

In The News Piece in On Point
Jan. 8, 2015

The news from Paris is so bad. Horrifying. Nauseating. A dozen dead, mowed down at work in the middle of the day by casually efficient gunmen – terrorists – shouting “Allahu Akbar!” Journalists – editors, cartoonists – targeted and murdered, assassinated, for their work. The huge crowds that have poured into the streets in France in defiance hold signs saying “not afraid.” But there is much to fear here. Violent fundamentalism and bloodbath. Insecurity from Canada to Australia to France. Blind intolerance in return. This hour On Point: the slaughter in France. What it means. Where it goes. Guests include:  Yascha Mounk, PhD candidate in Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Author of “Stranger in My Own Country: A Jewish Family in Modern Germany.” (@yascha_mounk)