Today we continue in our new morning time slot, and we also, as you can see in the program notes, will spend some time discussing much that has occurred in the wake of the Islamic attack on Charlie Hebdo.
What does it mean to speak freely? What does speaking freely require of government? What is and isn’t included in the concept of free speech? Are free speech and intellectual property in conflict?
We’ll be discussing several other stories as well, so scroll down to see all the stories, etc., that we plan to discuss.
“Catholicism teaches that freedom is the right to do what you ought to do. As such, it is always tied to duty, and to individual responsibility. Once that understanding breaks down—as it has in the West—trouble follows. Unfortunately, many artists interpret their rights as a solo exercise, disconnected from duty.”
During the first hour I’ll be discussing some news more generally, most likely focusing on the current hostage situations in France, one of which involves the jihadists who massacred 12 journalists and cartoonists working for Charlie Hebdo, the French satirical magazine that dared to mock Islam and Mohammad.