from “The Economist” : Our cover image

from “The Economist” : Our cover image this week is a graphic by Loïc Sécheresse, a French illustrator, that communicates powerfully and wordlessly the horror of the murderous attack on free speech in Paris. In our leader we argue that, beyond apprehending and punishing the perpetrators, two responses are needed: to defend, without compromise, the right of artists and writers to offend people of all religions or any; and to avoid the vilification of Islam that would polarise society and serve the culprits’ purposes

John Micklethwait, Editor-in-Chief