Goytisolo Profile

Several people sent me this link to Fernanda Eberstadt’s profile of Marrakech-based Spanish writer Juan Goytisolo, which appeared in the New York Times Magazine. Nothing terribly new in the piece, and I suppose I would have enjoyed it were it not for comments like this:

[Goytisolo’s] political essays, denouncing the official neglect that led to last November’s rioting in Paris suburbs, the corruption and tyranny of Arab governments or what he sees as the pernicious influence of Christian evangelism on American foreign policy, appear in Europe’s most prestigious newspapers.

The neglect of minorities in France and the tyranny of Arab governments are stated as incontrovertible facts, but the influence of Christian evangelism gets to be qualified with a “what he sees as.” Ugh.

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