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I personally subscribe to the idea that he has voluntarily taken what appear to be really ugly ideas precisely to fight for the principle of freedom of expression - which should apply even if the ideas sound ugly.

And thus, apart from some support frome the literary world in France, he's been treated like an embarrassment to the West instead of defended - when he is just as worthy, if not more, than Kasparov.

In the long run, we're all dead. John Maynard Keynes

by Jerome a Paris (etg@eurotrib.com) on Sat May 19th, 2007 at 01:25:55 PM EST
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