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The first of our new weekly long-reads...
Jonathan Rauch
The chilling legacy of the Rushdie affair
The fatwa against The Satanic Verses author marked the beginning of an intolerant era.
From the archive
Kenan Malik
Internalising the fatwa
Kenan Malik, author of From Fatwa to Jihad, discusses the multiculturalism, political conflict and liberal cowardice that defined the Rushdie Affair and its legacy.
Frank Furedi
A therapeutic perversion of the ideal of tolerance
Making people feel good about their lifestyle choices is not what Enlightenment thinkers had in mind when they argued for moral autonomy.