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Charlie Hebdo

Adam Gopnick reflects on the Charlie Hebdo massacre. 'Faith is not the enemy,' he says. 'Fanaticism is the enemy.'.

Adam Gopnick reflects on the Charlie Hebdo massacre.

"The notion that what some have called France's 'stark secularism' - or its level of unemployment, or its history of exclusion, that imposed invisibility - is in any way to blame or even a root cause for this, depends on being ignorant of the actual history of France."

Producer: Sheila Cook
Editor: Richard Knight.

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A Point of View: How can anyone make sense of the Charlie Hebdo killings?

A Point of View: How can anyone make sense of the Charlie Hebdo killings?

It's difficult to understand the attacks in Paris - but the caricaturist's craft offers a means of doing so, says Adam Gopnik.

Read Adam Gopnik's article on the BBC News website

 

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