In Praise of “Mixed Feelings”
Daily Kos has run a post that includes samples of the work of Cabu, a long-time cartoonist with Charlie Hebdo who was gunned down at age 75.
The title of the post is “The Charlie Hebdo Cartoons No One is Showing You,” and it is available at: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/01/11/1357057/-The-Charlie-Hebdo-cartoons-no-one-is-showing-you?.
I find two of the cartoons to be of special interest.
The first criticizes the racial profiling of North African immigrants and the ways in which identity cards reinforce racist antipathies:
The second cartoon criticizes the anti-immigrant agenda of the National Front political party, which was founded and brought to prominence by Jean La Pen and is now being led by his daughter, Marine La Pen:
The other cartoons published in this post target rampant militarism, police brutality, abuse of animals, and other environmental concerns.
One can argue that these cartoons, which reflect positions that many progressives would embrace, do not…
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