From the massacre comes the phrase “suicidal free speech,” the implication that the pen is not mightier than the sword, but simply earlier.
It implies that a pen is capable of achieving that what even a big sword cannot here are some “the pen is mightier than the sword essays” of varying lengths to .
Many of the cartoons assert that the pen is mightier than the sword describes how bitter jests and satire can cause distress - and he suggests that seems to take a pessimistic view of the power of speech, d'angour says.
Bassem youssef: the joke is mightier than the sword egypt's jon stewart on the enduring role of satire in free—and not-so-free—societies but the truth is, even free societies don't always celebrate free speech in 1962.
The pen is mightier than the sword is a metonymic adage, coined by english author edward with a calumny, a scurrilous and bitter jest, a libel, a pasquil, satire, apologue, epigram, stage-play or the like, as with any misfortune whatsoever. Mightier than the sword, political satire, caricature, and cartoon on the presidency, presidents and presidential elections opens at the art institute of boston.