Very little suggests itself to me in reply to last night’s evil events in Paris except to assert, a year after the Charlie Hebdo attack, that America still has France’s back. America is next. It becomes deadly clear that the United States must step up its leadership in the defense of civilization. That said, hearts on this side of the Atlantic go out to our first allies on that side of the Atlantic, and we offer prayers for the victims and their families. In the meanwhile, about all I can do is to remember what Paris and France have meant to the beauty of the world, which is worth fighting for.
These photographs were taken on a trip to Paris I made in 2002.