7 comments on “Je ne suis pas Charlie

  1. To bring out the complexity of our ’emotional’ responses, their ‘manufacture’ by the political machine is perhaps the greatest duty of all scholars. A big thank you for that. I have a small question though? We have witnessed so many ‘terrorist incidents’ in the last few months, especially Peshawar, but also in Australia, then in Paris, and now terrible tragedy in Nigeria. This can get overwhelming and xenophobia is often the easiest response.

    But, one slight ray of hope, if there can be, was the overwhelming rejection of xenophobic hate in Australia. I mean the ‘iwillridewithyou’ twitter meme, which contrasts, in a sense, with the ‘i am charlie’ response. Social media does have its bright moments.

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