Sunday, February 19, 2006

Lunatic Cartoons

Flemming Rose, culture editor for Jyllands-Posten, has a long essay in today's Washington Post on his decision to commission the cartoons of the prophet Muhammad that appeared on September 30 in Jyllands-Posten, and on the cartoons themselves. It is a thoughtful argument for the freedom of expression, including the freedom to skewer sacred cows--or prophets. The Post wins today's Diogenes Award--given sporadically to the person, persons or institution that casts the cold light of reason on the myths, fictions, urban legends and lies that blanket our world in the suffocating smog of irrationality--for commissioning and running this essay.

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