In the debate on Slugger the Jyllands-Posten has been described as “a right-wing Danish newspaper”. To my knowledge, it is simply the paper of choice of most Danes in Jutland. Having only a rudimentary grasp of Danish, I cannot comment further on its actual content. I do know that despite living in a small ‘c’ conservative society, most Danes are culturally well disposed to engage with new ideas. Ian Jack, editor of Granta magazine reckons that the Danish cultural editor had no idea what kind of touch paper he set alight. In the same journal, Salil Tripathi argues that freedom of expression is not simply a European/Enlightenment thing.
Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty