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    AvatarDavid Walter Brown

    In the aftermath of the horrific slaying of police and Charlie Hebdo journalists and cartoonists in Paris, many journalistic commentators around the world have been quick to point out that the “pen is mightier than the sword” and in the end it will prevail and freedom of speech will triumph.
    How we might wish that this were true, but unfortunately it is just rhetoric.
    As General Douglas MacArthur said: “Whoever said the pen is mightier than the sword obviously never encountered automatic weapons”.

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