Tag: Fundamentalism

The Weight of Our History

This is the long version of an essay that was first published on November 20, 2015 in L’humanité. Translation by Philippe Theophanidis with the help of Marie-Ève Morin and Marc James Léger.   We would rather remain silent. In the face of the horror and emotion. In the face of the effects of proximity – since what…

‘Not Afraid’

‘Ils sont tous Charlie,’ in all its colonial narcissistic splendour.There is a close relation between satire and secularism as the latter came to emerge in Europe. Secularism, as is well-known, gained strength historically as a reaction to an era of European inter-religious violence and massacres. It was not only a desire for the separation of…