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  • Nobody has the right to not be offended. That right doesn’t exist in any declaration I have ever read.

    If you are offended it is your problem, and frankly lots of things offend lots of people.

    I can walk into a bookshop and point out a number of books that I find very unattractive in what they say. But it doesn’t occur to me to burn the bookshop down. If you don’t like a book, read another book. If you start reading a book and you decide you don’t like it, nobody is telling you to finish it.

    To read a 600-page novel and then say that it has deeply offended you: well, you have done a lot of work to be offended.

    Speaker: Salman Rushdie
    2 (2 votes)
    Posted: 14 Feb 2015 at 2:40 PM
    Posted By: Puck
    Shared By: 4 members; atahymasgeor, sdressfancy, hnorthsale, Puck