Friday, November 03, 2006

Free Speech and Genocide

Good Morning. A couple of items for the weekend.

  • France's pending legislation that would make it a crime to deny the Armenian genocide-holocaust by Turkey has renewed debate over the limits of speech, responsibility and historical memory. Bernard-Henri Levy comes to the defense of the prospective French law and others like it. Is he right? See Pierre's "Holocaust Protocol: Denying Genocide Deniers..."
  • The weekend edition of Candide's Latest has several links to the best of the periodicals, including Gary Wills on the Bush Administration's faith-based surrender, Der Spiegel on Turkey's slouch toward Islamism, and Anthony Shadid on the children of Egypt's Aswan Dam. All in The Latest.
Good weekend