Baseball Crank
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October 12, 2006
WAR: Denying Denial

France passes a bill criminalizing denial of the Armenian genocide of 1915, straining relations with Turkey. As an American I'm instinctively uncomfortable with speech-banning of any type, and I'm not sure if this is really the fight France needs to pick just now, but I have to sympathize with the sentiment. A little backbone is not a bad thing, coming from the French.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:44 AM | War 2006 | Comments (1) | TrackBack (0)
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Gee, I too am uncomfortable with criminalizing speech. Yet, how nice it would be to resolve historical and even scientific questions definitively. Too bad for the "deniers" (Profs McCarthy, Louisville, Lewis, Princeton et al). We could even resolve the silly global warming dispute in this way. What should be done with these "deniers" (Profs Lindzen, MIT, Pielke, Colorado St. et al).

Posted by: Bill at October 14, 2006 5:49 PM
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