Freedom of Speech and Charlie Hebdo

Recent events in Paris, in which so-called Islamic gunmen have shot down and killed cartoonists and journalists of a satirical magazine, are extremely serious for the cause of freedom. The outrage was to avenge the ‘prophet’ Mohammed whose name had ostensibly been...

Notes on Liberty and Freedom

Liberty and freedom in English are often used interchangeably but there does seem to be a difference. Liberty, a word which comes from the Latin libertas, the Goddess of Liberty, seems more formal and civic than freedom, which comes from the Old...