Do blog do Gideon Rachman no FT:

Chomsky banned in Guantanamo

October 14, 2009 1:05pm

An interesting little item here, on the banning of the works of Noam Chomsky from the prison library at Guantanamo Bay. One has to wonder about the mentality of the Pentagon lawyer, who was trying to obtain a copy of Chomsky for one of the detainees he is representing. Maybe his job at Guantanamo has led him to entertain all sorts of subversive thoughts?

Chomsky predictably interpets the ban on his work as further evidence that the US is slipping towards totalitarianism. But I see it another way. Obama has said that he is banning the use of torture on prisoners at Guantanamo. Subjecting them to the works of Noam Chomsky is clearly incompatible with the torture ban.”

Um detalhe pitoresco da matéria original do Miami Herald:

Library staff have since 2005 described the Harry Potter series as a borrowing bestseller among the mostly devout Muslim population — and shown off translated versions in the stacks that separate Arabic from Urdu, French from Farsi and cover more than a dozen languages.” [grifo meu]

Harry Potter.  Bah.

Vai ver é por causa disso.  🙂