On Charlie Hebdo

Here are two particularly thoughtful and resonant pieces on the Charlie Hebdo assassinations – neither piece sugarcoats Charlie Hebdo‘s oftentimes sophomoric satire, and they both lay out how complicated this terrain: liberté, égalité, fraternité indeed…

Teju Cole’s “Unmournable Bodies” from The New Yorker

Omid Safi’s “9 Points to Ponder on the Paris Shooting and Charlie Hebdo” from Onbeing.org