Why we aren’t really Charlie

I am not Charlie. For more than a decade I have written satire for a living and for pleasure, but in those few instances where I was presented with a genuinely dangerous target, I backed down. I am not willing to die for an idea. I’m not even sure that I admire those who are.Continue reading “Why we aren’t really Charlie”

Accidents of history

Cape Town’s official plans for June 16 are, as always, sober. The flags at the Castle will fly at half-mast. Churches will remain open to encourage personal reflection, but all other workplaces will be shut. For those citizens who want to share in a more communal commemoration, the traditional march-past in Adderley Street will beginContinue reading “Accidents of history”