Google Inc., which is opposing censorship around the world, is funding discussions about dissent as celebrities including Oprah Winfrey and MTV founder Tom Freston attend Asia’s largest literary festival.
Charlie Rose on BTV- Tuesday, September 18, 2012 (Full Show For Mobile - Part 1) Author Salman Rushdie on his memoir "Joseph Anton" about his years following the fatwa issued by Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini, calling for his death as a result of his 1989 novel "Satanic Verses".
In 1984, criticizing George Orwell for having advocated political quietism to writers, Salman Rushdie asserted that “we are all irradiated by history, we are radioactive with history and politics.” He added: “Politics and literature… do mix, are inextricably mixed, and that… mixture has consequences.”
Novelist Salman Rushdie pulled out of India’s largest literature festival after receiving warnings that assassins were planning to kill him at the five-day event for writing a book that some Muslims condemn as blasphemous.
Yet another emerging artist got some help from the Chelsea Hotel on Monday night, though the circumstances might have left the hotel's previous, bohemian residents scratching their heads. For starters, the building is closed for renovations, and has been since 2011. The exhibition took place in the Hotel Chelsea Storefront Gallery on the ground floor.