Rushdie Praises Urban Grime, Tired Princeton Students Remain Awake

Via the Literary Saloon, I read this article in the Daily Princetonian about Salman Rushdie's recent visit there.

"I almost have an ideology of dirt," he said. "Whenever anybody wants to 'clean things up' -- ethnic cleansing, for example -- people start dying. What we need is a little dirt. Cities are more dirty, and therefore more democratic and freer."

Hard not to agree.