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Joe Sacco: On Satire – a response to the Charlie Hebdo attacks

(133 words) From The Guardian: The acclaimed graphic artist and journalist Joe Sacco on the limits of satire – and what it means if Muslims don’t find it funny. See next post for answers to Saccos’s question:

And what is it about Muslims in this time and  place that makes them unable to laugh off a mere image?

 Joe Sacco is a Maltese-American cartoonist best known for his best selling book Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt written/drawn with co-author Chris Hedges. I have admired Hedges and his work for many years and came to know Sacco’s work through Hedges.

I particularly wanted to feature this Sacco work. I think it neatly sums up the tension between free speech and the responsibility to refrain from using it to shout fire in a crowded theatre.

 

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