Try to make the case that’s opposite to yours. Also: Censorship in Palestine and the futility of the drug war. — FTN DAILY EDITION #118, Politics & Debate

Clem Onojeghuo

Palestine 451

The Palestinian Authority is catching up with other Arab regimes and bans its first book.

Marwa Fatfata for Global Voices Advocacy:

While the attorney general affirms that this decision doesn’t violate freedom of speech, this is the first incident of its kind where a book is being investigated or banned in Palestine.

Palestinian Authority Bans Novel for ‘Threatening Morality and Public Decency’


Adiatur et altera pars

Try to make the case for someone else. Like Donald Trump.

A. Barton Hinkle for Reason.com:

More hopefully, arguing for the other side might inculcate a healthy sense of self-doubt. To that end, then, here is one case that could be made for Donald Trump, from someone who has spilled a lot of ink making the opposite case.

Palestinian Authority Bans Novel for ‘Threatening Morality and Public Decency’


The drug war is a war against people

An interview with Johann Hari, an outspoken critic of the “war on drugs”.

Johann Hari for Global Voices:

I think what we have done to Latin America has been terrible to the utmost extreme, but it can come to an end. The alternative exists.

Palestinian Authority Bans Novel for ‘Threatening Morality and Public Decency’


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