Wednesday, 30 September 2009
A good article from Oliver Kamm on Yale University's recent cowardly decision not to publish photographs of the cartoons in a book about them.

"That principle is moderate, balanced and pernicious. The idea that people’s beliefs, merely by being deeply held, merit respect is grotesque. A constitutional society upholds freedom of speech and thought: it has no interest in its citizens’ feelings. If it sought to protect sensibilities, there would be no limit to the abridgements of freedom that the principle would justify."

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