Fascinating interview, and now I finally see what the big deal is about this guy. We live in an age where a book even making money is cause for celebration. Rushdie is the last author to make people angry with a book. I seriously didn't know. The trail of blood that followed The Satancic Verses is just...wow. Puts a lot of shame on radical Islam, but also speaks to the power of writing. Interesting author, even if his opinion on The Wire is utterly wrong.