HON293C: Literary Scandals and Controversies

An archived version of a 2007 NCSU course blog

Freedom of Speech

Is it illegal to make a public statement about a book which you have not even read? Shahbuddin’s statement of “Yes, I have not read it, nor do I intend to. I do not have to wade through a filthy drain to know what filth is” seems unethical if not illegal.

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