From Kenanmalik.com: ‘Introduction: How Salman Rushdie Changed My Life’

Full piece here.

Malik is British, the son of East Asian immigrants, and offers quite a bit of insight about his experiences and the culture that received him:

“The Rushdie affair gave notice not just of a new Islam but also of a new left. Radicals slowly lost faith in secular universalism and began talking instead about multiculturalism and group rights. They became disenchanted with Enlightenment ideas of rationalism and humanism, and many began to decry the Enlightenment as a ‘Eurocentric’ project.”

Also On This Site: On relativism: Repost-From Virtual Philosophy: A Brief Interview With Simon Blackburn..

From YouTube: Roger Scruton On Religious Freedom, Islam & Atheism…Scruton also suggests keeping political and aesthetic judgments apart in the humanities:Roger Scruton In The American Spectator Via A & L Daily: Farewell To Judgment

Theodore Dalrymple Still Attacking Multi-Culturalism In BritainMartha Nussbaum In Dissent–Violence On The Left: Nandigram And The Communists Of West Bengal

Islamism, Immigration & Multiculturalism-Melanie Phillips Via Youtube

Sir Ahmed Salman Rushdie by Nrbelex.

Photo found here by Nrbelex

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Categories: Culture, Immigration, Journalism, Literature, Middle East, Philosophy, Politics, Public Debate, Radicalism

Author:chr1

An independent blogger seeking to discuss deeply while keeping an open mind. I'm mostly on the right, but living in Seattle I have to think about what that means on a daily basis. I like to read philosophy.

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