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June 2, 2006

Reaction to Spiegelman in Harper’s

imageJoe Sinasac at The Catholic Register makes about as polite a rebuttal as one can imagine to Art Spiegelman's article in the latest Harper's about the Danish Cartoons Controversy, asserting that civil discourse depends more on the respect of religious imperatives rather than the dissemination of information. I would disagree both in general and in terms of how this political event developed, but it's hard not to be sympathetic to the point if only that it presupposes civil discourse actually had a role of any kind in this whole, sad affair. The Comics Journal Messageboard on the thread contains other objections to Spiegelman's piece, much less pleasantly phrased.

Now that it's June, Harper's has updated their site.
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