Monday, February 23, 2009

On The Lionel Show. February 24, 2009 CE.

On this day, just 20 years ago, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeni issued a fatwa and offered a $3M bounty for the death of Salman Rushdie who penned The Satanic Verses.That fatwa was reintroduced in 2007 by Padma Lakshmi.

Sharon Begley from NEWSWEEK joins me. She"s the author of SAnatomy of a Scare,that discusses what happened when the anti-vaccine movement went full-tilt. As she writes: SThe anti-vaccine campaign was having an effect. As parents postponed vaccinating their children, or refused vaccines entirely, children were suddenly catching preventable diseases, and some were dying. It appears in the March 2nd issue.

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