Roundup: Elaine May, Leszek Kołakowski and the press


This week I celebrated the upcoming DVD/Blu-Ray release of Elaine May’s Mikey and Nicky and called attention to the work of a most relevant Polish philosopher.

In other news …

Trump’s comments mark the first time the president has openly and directly praised a violent act against a journalist on American soil. It comes as the White House is under intense domestic and international pressure over Trump’s refusal to condemn Saudi Arabia despite growing evidence that its leader, the crown prince Mohammed bin Salman, ordered the decapitation and dismemberment of the journalist and Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi.

The Guardian, October 19, 2018

The Committee to Protect Journalists promotes press freedom worldwide and defends the right of journalists to report the news without fear of reprisal. CPJ ensures the free flow of news and commentary by taking action wherever journalists are attacked, imprisoned, killed, kidnapped, threatened, censored, or harassed. You can make a donation to their obviously, increasingly urgent cause here.

I’ll lift a glass to press freedom at Cafe Kajta later today. See you there, or here next week.

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