Saturday, January 14, 2006

On free speech

Disillusioned Lefty notes an amusing irony:
"Austria have locked-up a writer - David Irving - for disseminating his view that the atrocities of the Holocaust have been hugely exaggerated. Meanwhile, Turkish authorities have charged various writers and critics - including Orhan Pamuk - for recognising and writing of the horrific extent of the Armenian Genocide. Austria claim that in doing so, Turkey proves itself far too undemocratic to be allowed entry into the European Union. "