April 13, 2021

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Salman Rushdie: We’re all too offended now

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Salman Rushdie‘Satanic Verses’ author attacks rise of religious and political tribalism that makes people define themselves by what they hate (The Independent)

The Booker Prize-winning novelist Salman Rushdie spoke out against a new “culture of offendedness” yesterday, saying that people increasingly “define ourselves by hate”.

Speaking to a sellout crowd on the opening day of the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Midnight’s Children author said: “I do think that one of the characteristics of our age is the growth of this culture of offendedness. It has to do with the rise of identity politics, where you’re invited to define your identity quite narrowly – you know, Western, Islamic, whatever it might be.”

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