I wrote an Op-Ed piece on March 8th for the International New York Times about this debate and cartoonists’ differences, titled Cartoonists and the Work of Healing. Here is an excerpt: “I [feel we have] a responsibility to exercise caution, particularly if our work could potentially cause harm to others…But these decisions are intensely personal, and I defend wholeheartedly my colleagues’ right to do so. Certainly, their cartoons (referring to the Danish cartoonists of 2005) did not merit deadly retribution — nor did those published in Charlie Hebdo. In many cartoons that appeared immediately after the Paris attack, pens and pencils were represented as swords or guns. I may be naïve, but I don’t see my pen as a gun; I see it as an olive branch.”

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