Sunday, January 14, 2018

Freedom Of Speech Under Attack In Egypt

I read recently about the government of Egypt hassling Ahmed Naji about his novel.  It is sad to note that things that should have been settled for good during the Enlightenment still have to be fought for in the 21st Century.  A person should be free to express herself or himself without the government shutting her or him up.  I am certainly glad to live in a country that recognizes the right to freedom of speech and guarantees it through the First Amendment.  No government has tried to shut me up because of Frequently Asked Questions About Being Dead and other things that I have written.  The same courtesy should be extended to Naji.  Maybe someday writers worldwide will not have to go through what Naji is going through.  We will have to work to make that world.

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