Carmen Callil in Trouble

The British-based writer and former publisher Carmen Callil is in trouble in New York over her book, Bad Faith. The book tells the story of Louis Darquier, the Vichy official who arranged the deportation of thousands of Jews from France. A party in her honour was due to be held at the French embassy but was cancelled when one invitee refused to attend and complained about one paragraph in the book's postscript. This paragraph was read as criticising Israel's treatment of the Palestinians, likening their actions to those of Vichy officials in the Second World War. It seems that speech is not as "free" as some in the US would have us believe.

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