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Steve Pinkerton

Steve Pinkerton is a lecturer in the English department at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. He is a scholar of 20th-century literature, especially how blasphemy has impacted modernist writers. He is the author of  Blasphemous Modernism: The 20th-Century Word Made Flesh. He also wrote an article for The Conversation titled “Blasphemy isn’t just a problem […]

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Reporting on Hate Speech

In 2010, a Florida pastor with just a few dozen followers attracted international media coverage when he announced plans to burn copies of the Quran on the anniversary of 9/11. By taking the bait, media outlets became complicit in advancing his hate-filled agenda, making Terry Jones a household name in the U.S. and far beyond. […]

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