A caricature is putting the face of a joke on the body of a truth.— Joseph Conrad
Who defines truth is now in the realm of debate once again. And cartoons and caricatures are being heralded as the new truth.
How truthful is racism and sexism if it is only seen as a sharp comment without any supporting analysis or explanation?
If the pen is in opposition to the sword, why does it not take on more than one kind of sword?
Should we exercise freedom of expression without fear or favour? Or be selective? Here is a selection — some are Charlie Hebdo covers; a couple are responses to the recent terror attack:
The world is a perpetual caricature of itself; at every moment it is the mockery and the contradiction of what it is pretending to be.—George Santayana