An horrific day which time has not blunted, and it should not. However decent or objectionable Charlie Hebdo was, this attack was an insult to decency and free speech.
But France was defiant, as it has been defiant since every attack since. This is a country that does not retreat, cower, back down. It does not let the wave of extremism overwhelm it, this is a nation that is standing tall and we should admire them for it