On Satire, by Joe Sacco

American cartoonist and journalist Joe Sacco has a thoughtful – and depressingly amusing – piece in the Guardian about the crazy attack on Charlie Hebdo’s office, the publication’s oeuvre, and the final solution to ethnic and religious discontent.

One should remember, however, that Sacco is a product of America’s deep cultural aversion to ‘offending’ social groups through speech or creative representation (even while structural violence against certain minority communities continues to exist). So his point of view – which I mostly endorse – differs in its very essence from French and other European responses.

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