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Political Correctness: A Growing Threat to Free Speech

September 24, 2009
Allan C. Brownfeld

Free speech is now under widespread attack in the name of political correctness.

In August, Yale University Press announced that the book The Cartoons That Shook The World, should not include the l2 Danish drawings that originally appeared in September 2005 and led to protests by Moslems around the world, including riots and the burning and vandalism of embassies. At least 200 people were killed.

Yale also decided to eliminate other illustrations of the prophet Muhammad that were to be included in a children’s book. These included an Ottoman print and a sketch by the l9th century artist Gustave Dore of Muhammad being tormented in Hell, as well as an episode from Dante’s “Inferno” that has been depicted by Botticelli, Blake, Rodin, and Dali.

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