Stephane Charbonnier

The Left Comes Not to Praise Charlie Hebdo, but to Bury It

If there were ever really a bright moment in the sun for Charlie Hebdo magazine’s slain writers and editors to be hailed as free speech martyrs, it’s just about over. The Left is very uneasy with the notion of celebrating people who delighted in trampling on sacred narratives about power and victimization. To be brutally frank, modern “liberals” aren’t all that wild about free speech, either.

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Slain Editor’s Partner: ‘He Died Standing Up’

Jeannette Bougrab, the partner of slain Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier, says he “died standing up.” She believes he should be honored for his sacrifice on behalf of free expression in France.

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Jeannette Bougrab, Partner of Charlie Hebdo Editor, Speaks About His Death

In an interview with French television station BFMTV, Jeannette Bougrab, partner of slain Charlie Hebdo editor Stéphane Charbonnier spoke about his death. “He died standing,” Bougrab said. “He defended secularism, he defended Voltaire’s spirit, he in fact was really the fruit