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Comic Flaw

Dear editor, Thanks to Michael Miner for his item on the near-total U.S. press blackout of the anti-Islamic cartoons [Hot Type, February 17] and his distinction between profanity–one of the lame rationales of the Tribune for not publishing them–and blasphemy, striking at the core of religious faith and the actual reason for the worldwide furor […]

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On the Wrong Side of History

Dear editor, The treatment of psychoanalysis pioneer Carl Gustav Jung and his biographer Deirdre Bair at the hands of the New York Times and book reviewer Dinitia Smith (Hot Type, February 13) reminded me of the inquisition of Patrick J. Buchanan after the publication in 1999 of his book A Republic, Not an Empire. Buchanan […]

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In Their Own Words

Syndicated columnist Georgie Anne Geyer may be on firmer ground than she thinks after using an unflattering quote from Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon that CAMERA insists is a “hoax” [Hot Type, June 28]. With or without the quote, Ms. Geyer’s column dealt with Israel’s conduct and U.S. acquiescence, as underlined by the blunt declaration […]