But protection from the offense is not one of them.
Novelist, scholar or dilettante (not that these are mutually exclusive), Philip Pullman, author of the recently published The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ, is sure right about one thing.
I probably won’t read this book. The subject is outside my normal abnormal interests and my reading list is already long enough but I do like Pullman’s response to the question of offense.
Via Dispatches from the Culture Wars