Sunday, August 23, 2009

Sunday Mail: DryBones at Yale?

Letters From Dry Bones
Posting a cartoon every weekday leaves no room for me to simply share news, ideas, and other stuff with you. So welcome to 'Sunday Mail: Letters from Dry Bones', the new, once-a-week Dry Bones feature.

Letters From Dry Bones
Item One: Fear at Yale:
The news about Yale that you might have heard this week was about the Yale University Press decision to remove images of Mohammad from a book that they are about to publish. The book is called The Cartoons That Shook the World. Instead of claiming an academic or scholarly motive, they were honest enough to explain that the censorship was entirely due to fear of Islamist violence.
Letters From Dry Bones
Item Two: Courage at Yale:
A story that you probably never heard is that Yale is the only university on the entire American continent with an institute for the study of antisemitism. It is called YIISA (the Yale Initiative for the Interdisciplinary Study of Antisemitism.) And that brings us to Item Three:
Letters From Dry Bones
Item Three: Dry Bones at Yale:
I am proud to share with you that I have been appointed a Fellow of the Yale Initiative. I will be doing a scholarly work for YIISA on the relationship between cartoons and antisemitism. Yup. It's Dry Bones at Yale. Stay tuned for further developments!

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