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Bennett versus Amis, Amis versus tolerance

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A long piece by Ronan Bennett on modern anti-Muslim racism, specifically in the mouth of Martin Amis. I missed the brouhaha with Terry Eagleton, but I’m glad someone stood up to Amis, although, as Bennett, points out, it isn’t enough. That Amis has not been ostracized by his peers is an indication of a hardening of views vis-a-vis Muslims throughout the west today.


Written by Homo Œconomicus

November 22, 2007 at 5:17 am

Posted in Media, News, Politics, Writing

The internet equivalent of breaking in a new pair of shoes

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All writing-related posts will now go on Sound and Meaning.

Written by Homo Œconomicus

November 21, 2007 at 8:04 pm