Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Hitchens On The Intellectual Cowardice Of The Yale U. Press

Hitchens on "The Cartoon That Shook The University In Its Pants." On the caving of institutions to possible outrage:
"It was bad enough during the original controversy, when most of the news media—and in the age of "the image" at that—refused to show the cartoons out of simple fear. But now the rot has gone a serious degree further into the fabric. Now we have to say that the mayhem we fear is also our fault, if not indeed our direct responsibility. This is the worst sort of masochism, and it involves inverting the honest meaning of our language as well as what might hitherto have been thought of as our concept of moral responsibility."

Sphere: Related Content

No comments:

Add to Technorati Favorites