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Four Years On, Salman Rushdie Is Lost to Sectarianism

Book critic John Leonard remarks on the fourth anniversary of the death-sentence that sent writer Salman Rushdie into hiding. He says that, despite support from the literary community, Rushdie has been unfairly mocked by critics and journalists.

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Other segments from the episode on February 12, 1993

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 12, 1993: Interview with Chai Feldblum; Interview with Lane Nishikawa; Commentary on the fatwa against Salman Rushdie.

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