Month: September 2006

Banned Books and Unmentionable Books

This year September 23–30 was recognized as “Banned Books” week. This event was recognized at many schools, public libraries and even bookstores. Several college bookstores featured tables with a sign reading, “Read a Banned Book.” The displays were full of banned or “challenged” titles, most of which would be readily known by anyone with a…

Benedict XVI Denounces the Absence of “Reason” among the Moslems

The speech given by Pope Benedict XVI on September 12 at the University of Ratisbon (Regensburg) has caused quite a fuss, but how many of those who have commented on it have read it in its original German version and in its entirety? One may well fear that the partial translations readers have been able…

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