The Ghosts of Charlie Hebdo
What happened on January 7th 2015 was terrible. But our response to it made it more terrible and emboldened civilization's enemies. With respect to the late Charb, the choice is not between dying standing up or living on our knees - for those who choose to live on their knees will die there, too, cringing and craven. As I said five years ago:
The weepy passive candlelight vigils - the maudlin faux tears
and the Smug Moral Preening overdose - aren't enough. If you don't want to put
out the fire, it will burn your world to the ground.