The Satanic Verses, the Fatwa, and a Life Changed
I have to give the New Yorker credit for putting this online without restrictions. I am also listening to The Receptionist: An Education at The New Yorker, which is an education for me.
Beth and I lived in Manhattan for awhile in the Sixties, and we greatly enjoyed it. It was not expensive at the time, but I cannot imagine living there now. We often ate at a Lebanese restaurant, but it deteriorated as the conditions in Lebanon deteriorated.
The Middle East is the cradle of civilization, and it is shocking how much it has changed – for the worse.