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Three Books on Salman Rushdie are Mostly Disappointing

Critic John Leonard says the new trio of texts exploring the controversy stirred by the Satanic Verses vary in style, form, and slant. But all of them overlook a neglected part of the story: the responses of religious leaders in the West, who seemed to have learned nothing from their faith traditions' condemnation of great thinkers like Galileo, Martin Luther, and even Jesus Christ.


Other segments from the episode on July 24, 1990

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, July 24, 1990: Interview with Jack Valenti, Wayne Wang, and Russell Schwartz; Review of Harry Connick, Jr.'s albums "Lofty Roach Souffle" and "We Are in Love"; Interview…


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