In the introduction to Can Asians Think?, Kishore Mahbubani expressed his disappointment that the book had not triggered the debate he felt was much needed.
The ghastly murder of blogger Avijit Roy in Dhaka reveals just how dangerous it has become for writers to express themselves freely in Bangladesh. An essay by Salil Tripathi.
PEN is alarmed at the ongoing pattern of violence against writers and journalists in Bangladesh, who appear to be targeted with impunity solely for the peaceful expression of their views.
Roy's blog promoted science and secularism. He died in Dhaka on Friday of multiple machete wounds inflicted by yet unknown assailants.