"Immersion in the life of the world, a willingness to be inhabited by and to speak for others, including those beyond the realm of the human, these are the practices not just of the bodhisattva but of the writer." --Jane Hirshfield

Friday, February 2, 2007

Orhan Pamuk cancels German tour because of threat. The author of "Snow" and "The Black Book" is not taking any chances after the man arrested for the murder of Hrant Dink appeared to threaten him. Freedom of speech should transcend politics, shouldn't it? Everything we say is likely to offend someone, but how can we communicate without taking that risk?

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