the Irish for rights

The best reason for freedom of expression …

… is commentary like this, from the always-incisive Martyn Turner in the Irish Times on Thursday (21 June 2007) (click on the image for the full-size version from the Irish Times website):

Martyn Turner cartoon via Ireland.com

On the issues raised in the cartoon, Michelle Malkin is always good value – especially this important post (even if I don’t usually agree with her other opinions; oh, wait – respecting her right to express the opinions with which I disagree is what freedom of expression is all about!). And, following on from my own post on the issue some time ago, Martin George has another excellent post on Cambridge and the Muhammed Cartoons Again.

5 Responses to “The best reason for freedom of expression …”

  1. Thanks for the link, Eoin.

    I have, incidentally, pointed a few of my colleagues at Birmingham to your blog (but not to mine!)

  2. […] knighthood has provoked many responses in the print and broadcast media and online, including a post on this blog. But the best I’ve seen is by Andrew Anthony in this week’s Observer: Sir […]

  3. […] as Aristophanes and reaches to Scrap Saturday, Spitting Image and The Daily Show (to say nothing of Martyn Turner’s wonderful political cartoons), even where it is anonymously […]

  4. […] I have said before on this site, the best reason for freedom of expression is commentary like this, from the […]

  5. […] [On the Satanic Verses controversy, see here and here; on the Mohammed cartoons controversy, see here, here and here]. Volokh’s second point is even more interesting: … Likewise, another […]

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Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I’m Eoin O’Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie – the Irish for rights.

“Cearta” really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

In general, I write here about private law, free speech, and cyber law; and, in particular, I write about Irish law and education policy.

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