Thursday, March 30, 2006

Free Press Stops at the Borders

Apparently Borders and WaldenBooks are just as succeptible to barbaric threats and intimidation as most of Europe. Today the the chain(s) have announced their refusal to carry the latest issue of Free Inquiry because it includes the tempest-in-a-teapot cartoons of Mohammed.

Remember when Satanic Verses came out and most of the bookstores made a point of refusing to give in to threats, supporting the idea of a free exchange of ideas?

I have one $50 gift certificate from Borders that I'll use, since they already have the money; after that, they've gone out of business as a bookstore as far as I'm concerned.

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