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Vintage Christopher Hitchens from 1989

Christopher Hitchens in high form, speaking out on behalf of Salmon Rushdie in 1989:

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20 Years Later: Salmon Rushdie’s 1989 “Fatwah” in Retrospect

Twenty years ago, in 1989, the Ayatollah Khomeni declared a “fatwah” (a death sentence) on the British author Salmon Rushdie (for the publication of his novel, The Satanic Verses). The Guardian has an excellent retrospective article on the whole mad and … Continue reading

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