I, not us and them

I’m going to say “I” quite a lot in this column. Lately there’s been a little too much “we”, “us” and “them” for my taste, but mainly I’m doing it because writers indulge in the imperious “we” only when they’re feeling authoritative, secure enough to speculate on what “we” think; and right now I’m notContinue reading “I, not us and them”

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”