Jeff Danziger: The Weapon Against Them Is Satire

Cartoonist Jeff Danziger spoke this morning with Vermont Public Radio about the terrorist attacks in Paris against cartoonists.

“Like everyone else, I was shocked that this amount of bloodshed was spilled in a place essentially given over for the most part to humor and satire,” said syndicated political cartoonist Jeff Danziger. His cartoons have appeared in the Times Argus, Rutland Herald and in newspapers around the world. He’s also the author of The Conscience of a Cartoonist.

Danziger called one of the murdered cartoonists, Georges Wolinski, a fixture in the paper. “He was in his 80s and his cartoons were refreshingly youthful,” Danziger said. He said he had met Wolinski and talked to him, but “everybody knew him. He’d put out about 12 or 15 books of work.”

It’s a sobering conversation. Give it a listen here.