Fanning the Flames: The Freedom Project Blog
By Shawn Healy
I authored an article for the April issue of Political Science and Politics devoted to exploring the state of the political cartoon. My piece, entitled "Stop the Student Press: Editorial Cartooning on College Campuses," documents a tendency for student cartoonists to push the proverbial envelope while operating in a more restrictive legal environment. The article was inspired by the Prophet Muhammad cartoon controversy that began in Denmark in September 2005 and ignited a global firestorm in the months that followed. America's universities were the laboratories for the publication of these offensive images at home, and the fallout they inspired did not bode well for college press freedom.