the responsibility[s] of the West…

We shed more tears when the west is attacked – and more blood

As for Hollande’s boast that France will destroy Isis, history tells us that he will be sorely mistaken. Isis – especially the ideology that motivates its members – cannot be eradicated through bombs.

What happened in Paris has been described as a “Mumbai-style attack”, but it did not provoke a Mumbai-style response. I wish it had.