Timothy Garton Ash Puts Forth a Free-Speech Manifesto

OXFORD, England — After the murders at Charlie Hebdo last year, the public intellectual Timothy Garton Ash — once a dashing foreign correspondent, long since a scholar amid the spires of Oxford — issued an appeal to news organizations: Publish the offending cartoons, all of you together, and in that way proclaim the vitality of free speech.

“Otherwise,” he warned, “the assassin’s veto will have prevailed.”

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