Most of what matters in your life takes place in your absence.
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Free speech is the whole thing, the whole ball game. Free speech is life itself.
If Woody Allen were a Muslim, he'd be dead by now.
For the record, there is a French project to make a theatrical adaptation of The Satanic Verses, so maybe that's a start.
Sometimes legends make reality, and become more useful than the facts.
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The internet was supposed to homogenize everyone by connecting us all. Instead what it's allowed is silos of interest.
If on the one side we do not harbor the illusion that the entire proletariat must be enlightened before it can be called into battle, so on the other we do not doubt that as much enlightenment as possible must be produced with oral and printed agitation.