SILENCING FREE EXPRESSION – by Donal Kennedy

 

Perhaps my eyesight is failing
 
I don’t seem to have come across an Editorial in THE TIMES, or the IRISH TIME S, calling for the release from captivity of Julian Assange. Nor an article by a leading columnist in either paper.
 
Nor a thorough investigation of the killing by aimed rifle-fire of Shireen Abu Akleh, a journalist who for years refused to be intimidated as she did her work.
 
Nothing I can remember from Fintan O’Toole, who has a Bono-style obsession of boasting his acquaintance with greater men and women.
 
Fintan has met Salman Rushdie. I doubt Rushdie was excited. Fintan lectures in Princeton..Alas, Albert Einstein who worked in its Institute for Advanced Study didn’t hang around that University long enough to hear an O’Toole  Lecture, 
 
Can you imagine the name Einstein would have made for himself ?
 
 
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