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Wednesday, April 23, 2003

Heard about this book from Oprah...but it does sound interesting. "[Azar Nafisi] is grateful to the Islamic Republic, she says, because it taught her 'to love Austen and James and ice cream and freedom.' " Reminds me of the Romanian director who, during the Cold War, had the chance to defect to the US. When asked why he didn't take the opportunity and become a Hollywood director, he said he prefered political censorship to commercial censorship.

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