Novelist Hamid Reflects on Pakistan's Crackdown
RENEE MONTAGNE, Host:
Novelist Mohsin Hamid has been on the receiving end of electronic messages from Pakistan this week, which got him thinking about the past.
MOHSIN HAMID: I strongly prefer to look for compromise. But I am no longer a child, as I was in the 80s, able to shut my eyes when bad things happen. I recognized that there comes a time when compromise with a tyrant serves only to perpetuate tyranny. I'm saddened by my anger, for anger on a scale of a nation can lead to dangerous places. But I feel it nonetheless, and it is growing.
MONTAGNE: Commentator Mohsin Hamid is author of "The Reluctant Fundamentalist."
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