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Günter Grass and Israel - What are the Limits of Artistic License?

April 13, 2012

Nobel literature laureate Günter Grass unleashed a storm of protest after publishing a poem accusing Israel of endangering world peace - and of planning a nuclear strike against Iran.

A writer harshly criticizing the government of Israel, a close political partner of his native Germany. What are the limits of artistic license? And what role do artists play in today’s political arena?