Duke University Prof Out-Wimped by Yale: Will Publish Mohammed Cartoons
by Mary Katharine Ham
November 9, 2009
In a rare instance of political good news from my hometown,a Duke University professor is publishing a book about the Danish Mohammed cartoons controversy, which will include-wait for it-the actual cartoons in question:
The book includes all the images that were omitted by the Yale University Press from Jytte Klausen's The Cartoons That Shook the World - including the 12 Mohammed cartoons - plus many more historically significant items (a total of 31), together with brief discussions of the context behind each work. The images, reproduced in high quality and in full color, include works by William Blake, Gustave Dore, and Salvador Dali, as well as Muslim artists from the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires.
If you're interested in reading the book, you can order it here. You can also ask your local public or university library for it, which I think will increase the chances that the library will buy it, and make it available not just to you but to others.
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Related Topics: Cartoons, Censorship, Entertainment / Media, Free Speech, Schools (Non-Islamic)
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