Salman Rushdie on Our Perpetual State of Outrage

Salman Rushdie

During a recent interview with NPR about his new book, Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights, the interviewer suggested to Salman Rushdie that some people might be upset about some of the contents of his book (e.g., jinn). Rushdie replied,
Everything I write upsets somebody... It's an age in which everyone is upset all the time. All you have to do is look at the Internet. It's full of people screaming at other people for saying things they don't like.
An age where everyone is upset all the time? Yep. That sounds about right. It often seems like we are living in a culture of outrage rather than one of reason.