Monday, January 24, 2005

Freedom to publish and Osama bin Laden

I agree with this post at Brainwash.

A New York Post editorial says that a publishing company shouldn't be allowed to publish translations of the writings of Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden. I agree that this is an incredibly dumb editorial.

(1) We live in a country where there's freedom of speech.

(2) It costs money to hire translators to translate the writings and it costs money to put a book together. In a free market like we have here, you're entitled to profit from your investments.

(3) There's nothing wrong with people knowing how our enemies think. Publishing their writings can only add to the quality of public discourse.