Month: January 2015

Charlie Hebdo: The yawning gap between fact and fear, La Marseillaise, and moving national ceremonies in Paris

Count on The Economist to bring complicated issues into sharp focus with a single well-constructed graphic, such as the one it published on the day of the Charlie Hebdo massacre. (See it here on the Graphic Detail blog. ($)) But first, run your own thought experiment by answering these questions: What percentage of the population of …

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The French 9/11

I wasn’t going to post about Charlie Hebdo because — what can you say? But I thought the front-page picture from tomorrow’s issue of Le Monde was so striking I couldn’t pass it by:

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