The Ugly Duckling and the Cartoons

Haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet completely, but the Danish Institute for International Studies has put out an intriguing analysis of  the cartoon controversy entitled “The Danish Ugly Duckling and the Mohammed Cartoons”
(The ubiquitious metaphor of the “ugly duckling”, if you didn’t already know, comes from the timeless tales of Denmark’s greatest storyteller, Hans Christian Andersen.  He also wrote other classic and deeply symbolic fairytales like “The Little Mermaid”, “The Emperor and his new clothes”, “The Princess and the Pea”, and “The Nightingale”.)

I particularly like how this paper explores the Danish psyche in world affairs.


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