Profanity in publishing: Should we give a damn? CEO Mark Ragan banned most cussing from Ragan.com. Now we’ve stumbled across an essay written by the founder of the company decades ago. We wonder—do you agree with Larry Ragan? By Ragan StaffJuly 24, 2008 SHARE To read the full story, log in. Become a Ragan Insider member to read this article and all other archived content. Sign up today Already a member? Log in here. Learn more about Ragan Insider.