Painting by Ahn Gyeon (안견/安堅), Dream Journey to the Peach Blossom Land (몽유도원도/夢遊桃源圖), 1447.


Freedom of speech and fear of expression

Christopher Hitchens is one my favourite public intellectuals and I just about agree with him on almost every single issue, one of the few exceptions being his favourable stance on the War in Iraq.
Here he discusses how Yale lost its backbone by refusing to republish some cartoons of a certain Prophet (remember?).
His words ring very true in the ongoing struggle against religion, ignorance and intolerance.

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