Vive Paris: From the Open Archives

Open has been consistent in writing about the ideas that shape the future and divide the present, and no idea concentrates the global mind as much as radical Islamism does today. Here we carry excerpts from the past pages of the magazine, and taken together, the following views by our first-rate contributors tell us that we haven’t travelled much from that horrifying day in January this year in Paris

“They would have died of laughter”

Says Laurent Léger, a Charlie Hebdo journalist who survived the attack on the magazine, of his colleagues who were killed to Open contributor SAMANTHA DE BENDERN who finds in today’s France a threat to national symbols

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