With Lou Di Bella, Tor Hamer, David Margolick, and Tim Struby; moderated by Christopher Isenberg with an introduction by Steven L. Isenberg.
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Biden on Salman Rushdie: “Truth. Courage. Resilience. The ability to share ideas without fear. These are the building blocks of any free and open society. And today, we reaffirm our commitment to those deeply American values in solidarity with Rushdie”
In an interview conducted two weeks ago with Germany’s @sternde, Salman Rushdie said his life was now “relatively normal.” Rushdie talked in the interview with about the threats he sees to U.S. democracy. He also called himself an optimist. https://indianexpress.com/article/world/salman-rushdie-stabbing-new-york-live-updates-8087417/
“A poem cannot stop a bullet. A novel can’t defuse a bomb... But we are not helpless... We can sing the truth and name the liars... stories are at the heart of what’s happening... we must work to overturn the false narrative of tyrants... by telling better stories” Salman Rushdie