The Tyranny of Silence by Flemming Rose

The Tyranny of Silence

byFlemming Rose

Kobo ebook | November 11, 2014

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Journalists face constant intimidation. Whether it takes the extreme form of beheadings, death threats, government censorship or simply political correctness—it casts a shadow over their ability to tell a story.

When the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad nine years ago, Denmark found itself at the center of a global battle about the freedom of speech. The paper's culture editor, Flemming Rose, defended the decision to print the 12 drawings, and he quickly came to play a central part in the debate about the limitations to freedom of speech in the 21st century. In The Tyranny of Silence, Flemming Rose writes about the people and experiences that have influenced his understanding of the crisis, including meetings with dissidents from the former Soviet Union and ex-Muslims living in Europe. He provides a personal account of an event that has shaped the debate about what it means to be a citizen in a democracy and how to coexist in a world that is increasingly multicultural, multireligious, and multiethnic.

Title:The Tyranny of SilenceFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 11, 2014Publisher:Cato InstituteLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1939709431

ISBN - 13:9781939709431


Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best Defences of Free Speech and a Refutation of Blasphemy Laws I bought this book and it was worth every penny. It gives a detailed description of the Muhammad cartoons and their aftermath and it looks at the evolution of free speech, free speech lobbies in the former Soviet unions and blasphemy laws throughout the world. The author calls blasphemy a crime without a victim and he gives several examples of how they unjustly ruined lives. It's a book you can't put down and every lover of freedom should treasure. Buy it, but know that it is in paperback buy that edition, I bought the hardcover.
Date published: 2016-11-14