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Salman Rushdie: We live in a “culture of offendedness”

Award-winning novelist Salman Rushdie, who lived under a fatwa for a decade after the publication of "The Satanic Verses" in 1988, says that we live in a culture where it's too easy to hate.

Speaking to a crowd at the Edinburgh International Book Festival on Tuesday, he said,"I do think that one of the characteristics of our age is the growth of this culture of offendedness. It has to do with the rise of identity politics, where you're invited to define your identity quite narrowly – you know, Western, Islamic, whatever it might be."

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