Tuesday, October 17, 2006

From Rushdie's "The Satanic Verses"

Two questions to ask of any idea: when it is weak, does it compromise, and when it is strong, does it conquer?

5 comments:

Greg said...

Very good quotation - thanks Jee Leong. It gets me thinking usefully about some ideas connected to human rights education, advocacy & scholarship that I've encountered.

Jee Leong Koh said...

Hi Greg,
I don't know if Rushdie invented those questions, or if he's quoting someone else.

Jee Leong

Greg said...

What is the specific context in which he presents them (novel, interview, ...)?

Jee Leong Koh said...

It's in "The Satanic Verses." I don't have the book with me, and can't quote the page numbers.

Jee Leong

Greg said...

Thank you Jee Leong
-Greg