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November 16, 2010


Your Danish Cartoons Hangover Update

* Kurt Westergaard wants his old identity back, which is additionally poignant in that of all the cartoonists that provided Muhammad cartoons to Jyllands-Posten back in 2005, Westergaard was by far the most aggressive in negotiating his new status publicly.

* here's a photo of Westergaard and his publisher at a public presentation for Westergaard's autobiography The Man Behind The Line.

* this article only mentions the Danish cartoons in passing, but it makes an interesting point: the nature of all future such controversies with a significant on-line component will be shaped by the number of people in developing countries that are slowly but surely gaining access to the Internet.

* the Danish cartoons continue to cast a shadow over all would-be satirists and provocateurs.

* two Chicago Tribune writers use David Coleman Headley as an entry point to explore terrorism in the Windy City.
 
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