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Wednesday, November 08, 2006 

The Writer In A Time of Terror

"we [are] finding ourselves in a world where we no longer know what we are allowed to know and what we are allowed to say"

The lead essay in the November issue of the Griffith Review is by Frank Moorhouse, "The Writer In A Time of Terror". It researches the recent controversial threats to free expression (books banned, hard drives smashed) and looks at the consequences of stifling debate. Is the freedom to speak and write an acceptable consequence of the war on terror or a vital part of a strong and vibrant society?

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