When Cancel Culture Becomes Kill Culture

Dr. Munr Kazmir
4 min readApr 13, 2024

Some people want other people to shut up. What if they won’t?

Salman Rushdie no Fronteiras do Pensamento Porto Alegre 2014. Convidado: Salman Rushdie, escritor indo-britânico. Data: 12 de maio de 2014. Local: Salão de Atos da UFRGS — Porto Alegre. (Crédito: Luiz Munhoz)

“So it’s you. Here you are.”

When Salman Rushdie was attacked onstage by a knife-wielding fanatic in 2022 as he prepared to give a lecture, Mr. Rushdie had already been living under the threat of assassination for over 33 years.