“Thirty-thousand Kurds and one million Armenians were killed in these lands, and nobody but me dares to talk about it.” so said Orhan Pamuk, the Nobel Prize-winning author in 2005.
Now a Turkish Court orders him to pay 6,000 liras (about 4,000 USD) to six individuals—1,000 liras each—in compensation for insulting their “Turkishness”.
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The history of humanity can be told in terms of wars, in terms of kings, of money — you can look at it from lots of different perspectives — but I believe that the perspective that’s most useful is in terms of information, and of changes in the way people communicate with one another. That’s what transforms human societies more profoundly than anything else.