Amanpour and Company

Author Salman Rushdie: "Truth Is a Battle"

Clip: 06/16/2021 | 17m 24s | Video has closed captioning.

Salman Rushdie is no stranger to attacks on freedom of speech. In 1989, he was the subject of a fatwā from Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini, who deemed Rushdie's novel "The Satanic Verses" blasphemous against Islam. Over 30 years later, the threat has receded and Rushdie is releasing a new collection of essays. He speaks with Walter Isaacson about the importance of storytelling.

Aired: 06/16/21

Rating: NR

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