Phi Beta Cons

Letter to Yale Protesting Removal of Mohammad Images from Book

Three cheers for the eleven organizations, including the American Association of University Professors, the Foundation for Inidvidual Rights in Education, and the Middle East Studies Association, which have banded together in opposition to the university press’s censoring of the forthcoming book The Cartoons That Shook the World. The groups have sent a well-crafted letter in defense of academic freedom and freedom of speech to Pres. Richard Levin and Yale Corporation members.

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