Friday, April 04, 2014

Dawisha v. Doniger

Prof. DeLong mentions the case of Cambridge University Press that dumped Karen Dawisha's book on Russian corruption in general and Putin in particular.

Will there be the same uproar in the Western world about Dawisha in Great Britain as there was over Doniger in India?

 Yes, yes, I know, the cases are not remotely comparable.  Dawisha (might be said to have) libeled an individual  while Doniger merely slandered an entire culture.  Dawisha's case is in Great Britain, that mother of civilization, while Doniger's case is in India, which is yet to be civilized (yeah, elephant-headed god, give me a break.)