Library Journal Reviews Political Science: The Tyranny of Silence

Political Science (Books are selected for their potential interest to a broad spectrum of libraries.)
OrangeReviewStarFathi, Nazila. The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran. Basic: Perseus. Dec. 2014. 336p. notes. index. ISBN 9780465069996. $27.99; ebk. ISBN 9780465040926. POL SCI
Panetta, Leon with Jim Newton. Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace. Penguin Pr. 2014. 512p. photos. notes. index. ISBN 9781594205965. $36; ebk. ISBN 9780698152748. POL SCI
OrangeReviewStarPalestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation. McSweeney’s. (Voice of Witness). 2014. 320p. ed. by Cate Malek & Mateo Hoke. illus. maps. notes. ISBN 9781940450247. pap. $16. POL SCI
Risen, James. Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War. Houghton Harcourt. 2014. 304p. index. ISBN 9780544341418. $28; ebk. ISBN 9780544341425. POL SCI
OrangeReviewStarRose, Flemming. The Tyranny of Silence. Cato Inst. 2014. 240p. notes. ISBN 9781939709424. $24.95; ebk. ISBN 9781939709431. POL SCI
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World Affairs Council of Pittsburgh: Book Recommendations - The Tyranny of Silence

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“The Tyranny of Silence”
Conversation with Flemming Rose, who as editor of the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published cartoons of Mohammed which met with violence and anger among Muslims around the world. Rose sees the democratic state in crisis, unable to contain the internal disparities of a multicultural society. Instead of increasing the diversity of expression, diversity of culture is constraining speech”
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The New Republic: The Man Behind the Most Infamous Cartoon of All Time

“...Rose has been called a Nazi, a Muslim-hater, and a Danish Satan. He has been simultaneously targeted with death threats and blamed for the deaths of 200 or more innocent people around the world. Since September 2005, when he commissioned now-infamous cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed for the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, Rose has been a focal point for the tension between respect for cultural diversity and the protection of democratic freedoms.
This image of Rose as provocateur extraordinaire is difficult to reconcile with the man himself: Soft-spoken and reflective, he gives the impression of being still a little surprised to have caused such a stir. “I am not by nature a provocative person,” he explained to me when I met with him in Washington, D.C. “I do not seek conflict for its own sake, and it gives me no pleasure when people take offense at things I have said or done.” It’s baffling to him that Westerners couldn’t see his decision to publish the cartoons as an act in defense of the values on which liberal democracies were founded.”
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Svensk Tidskrift: När yttrandefriheten försvinner

“I boken Tyranny of Silence tar Rose sin utgångspunkt i publiceringsbeslutet men boken bör framförallt ses som en diskussion om yttrandefrihetens bakgrund och framtid. Det bör direkt sägas att Rose inte är en Lars Vilks-karaktär. Där Vilks är ett yrväder till konstnärssjäl är Rose en samlad akademiker med fötterna på jorden.”
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The Economist - Books of the Year: The Tyranny of Silence: How One Cartoon Ignited a Global Debate on the Future of Free Speech

Politics and current affairs
“The culture editor of the Danish newspaper that published cartoons about the Prophet Muhammad in 2005 offers a personal account of the ensuing controversy and what it means for democracy.”