September 15, 2009
Why Did Yale Censor the Danish Cartoons?
Jytte Klausen, a Danish professor of political science at Brandeis University, submitted her manuscript, "The Cartoons that Shook the World" to Yale University Press. The publications committee there unanimously and enthusiastically recommended it for publication. The Press' legal counsel approved of it as well. The book discusses the political ramifications of the 12 cartoons depicting Mohammed which were printed in Denmark in 2005. Sometime in July 2009, Professsor Klausen was invited for a cup of coffee with Yale University Press. Later, the Professor was told that Linda Lorimer, Vice President and Secretary of the University, and Marcia Inhorn, chairman of the Council on Middle East Studies at Yale and a visiting professor at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon, and the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, would be joining them. Conducting research in Lebanon in 2003, she was escorted around by Hezbollah. Inhorn had traveled to Iran during the...(Read Full Article)