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16:15 // 7 months ago
April 9, 2012

New poem earns German author lifetime ban from Israel

  • cause Günter Grass, one of Germany’s most famous authors, published a new 69-line poem titled “What Must Be Said" in German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung last week. The poem condemns what Grass perceives to be war-mongering on the part of Israel, repeatedly comparing the country to its bitter rival Iran.
  • effect Pundits, authors, and government officials around the world were quick to dismiss Grass’ new poem as little more than the anti-Semitic views of a former Nazi soldier. The debate also opened old wounds in Germany, where many continue to grapple with what’s appropriate when discusssing Israel.
  • fallout Israel’s Minister of Internal Affairs, Eli Yishai, has announced that the author has been banned from traveling in or out of the country, saying, “Grass’s poems fan the flames of hatred against Israel and the Israeli people, thus promoting the idea he was part of when he donned an SS uniform.” source

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21:41 // 2 years ago
May 11, 2011
Sarah Palin, Common, and the White House have a tussle
This week in objections: There’s been a controversy swirling over the White House’s decision to invite rapper Common (his real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn) to a poetry event. The outcry, spearheaded by Sarah Palin, centers rather predictably around his lyrics through the years, some of which people might find offensive (the New Jersey State Police union, for example, is upset about this). Here’s the reality: Michelle Obama probably likes Common, mostly known for his socially-conscious rapping and this terrible album, and she wants him to attend. How many of us can honestly say if somebody else found an artist we enjoyed controversial, we’d like the art less? It’s certainly rich coming from Sarah Palin, whose ethics on controversial speech are plainly situational — it places lyrics above actions, which seems backwards to us. source
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This week in objections: There’s been a controversy swirling over the White House’s decision to invite rapper Common (his real name is Lonnie Rashid Lynn) to a poetry event. The outcry, spearheaded by Sarah Palin, centers rather predictably around his lyrics through the years, some of which people might find offensive (the New Jersey State Police union, for example, is upset about this). Here’s the reality: Michelle Obama probably likes Common, mostly known for his socially-conscious rapping and this terrible album, and she wants him to attend. How many of us can honestly say if somebody else found an artist we enjoyed controversial, we’d like the art less? It’s certainly rich coming from Sarah Palin, whose ethics on controversial speech are plainly situational — it places lyrics above actions, which seems backwards to us. source

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16:18 // 3 years ago