World Affairs: Past and Present

Posted on Friday, January 25, 2013 by WorldAffairs

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Joseph Anton: A Memoir by Salman Rushdie

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 by WorldAffairs

Joseph Anton What would life be like if you had to change your name as protection from a death sentence? In 1989, a fatwa (religious edict) was issued against Salman Rushdie by the Ayatollah Khomeini because of his book The Satanic Verses, which was felt to contain blasphemy against the Prophet Mohammad. Rushdie went into hiding for almost 12 years. His protectors asked him to change his . . . more »

Louise Penny Mysteries: Topical Reads in Great Locales

Posted on Friday, January 18, 2013 by WorldAffairs

The Beautiful Mystery Discovered Louise Penny mysteries yet? If you’re French-Canadian like me and you haven’t, shame on you! Louise Penny’s Inspector Gamache mysteries are great stories and interesting tourist guides. Armand Gamache, Chief Inspector of the Surete du Quebec, and his team of investigators meet a cast of singular characters and visit some fascinating Canadian locales as they track down their man. Whether exploring the treatment of . . . more »