Authors increase ‘illiberalism’ issues


London, July 8

Acclaimed authors reminiscent of Salman Rushdie, JK Rowling and Margaret Atwood are amongst round 150 writers, artists and activists to signal an open letter, warning towards the rise of “forces of illiberalism” impacting free speech.

The group, which additionally consists of American activist Naom Chomsky and Indian historian Meera Nanda, warns that the unfold of “censoriousness” is resulting in “an intolerance of opposing views” and “a vogue for public shaming and ostracism”. The open letter, printed in “Harper’s Magazine”, acknowledges the “Black Lives Matter” motion and different highly effective protests for racial and social justice, that are resulting in overdue calls for for police reform. — PTI



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