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Living in a mash, not a ‘clash,’ of civilizations

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/living_in_a_mash_not_a_clash_of_civilizations

Karl Marx once said that history repeats itself: first as tragedy, then as farce. The riots and Iranian fatwa calling for the death of Salman Rushdie, which forced the British-Kashmiri author into hiding for 13 years, can only be described as tragic — for him and for the cause of freedom and tolerance.

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