The second video which contains the second half of the talk stumbles a bit, the Tundra Tabloids can only agree in part with a portion of the latter video. Rushdie errs in his comparison of the Samizdat network that operated during the era of the now defunct Soviet Union, with the “voices of the moderate Muslims” in the Islamic world today.
While he’s (Rushdie) correct in saying that Brezhnev and others in the Soviet Politburo did not speak for the majority of Soviet citizenry….unlike Islam, Marxist-Lenin ideology didn’t have 1400 years of a death cult mentality to help spearhead its take over of the world.
There are a lot of comparisons to be made between the two ideologies, but Marxism-Leninism is an evolving (though highly discredited) ideology, something of which the Koran has successfully resisted all through its existence.But nonetheless, the second vid is worth watching for the portions where Salman Rushdie gets it right. KGS