Oct 2014

Book Forum: The Tyranny of Silence, November 13, 2014

The Cato Institute invites you to a Book Forum
Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Tyranny of Silence
(Cato Institute Press, 2014)
featuring the author
Flemming Rose
Foreign Editor at the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten
moderated by
John Samples
Vice President and Publisher, Cato Institute

The Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten published the cartoons of the prophet Mohammed nine years ago, Denmark found itself at the center of a global battle about the freedom of speech. The paper's culture editor, Flemming Rose, defended the decision to print the 12 drawings, thereby taking up the cause of political liberalism at a difficult time. Since then, Rose has visited universities and think tanks and participated in conferences and debates around the globe in order to discuss tolerance and freedom. In his new work, Rose writes about the people and experiences that have influenced the way he views the world and his understanding of the crisis, including meetings with dissidents from the former Soviet Union and ex-Muslims living in Europe. Rose offers more than a personal account of a riveting event. He defends freedom of speech as essential to a world that is increasingly multicultural, multireligious, and multiethnic. Please join us to hear this important voice favoring freedom of speech.