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Topic - Umberto Eco
Celebrated Italian writer Umberto Eco says boycotting scholars for their governments' policies is "a form of racism" and "absolutely crazy."
Renowned Italian writer Umberto Eco said at an Israeli book fair Wednesday that boycotting scholars for their governments' policies is akin to racism.
Italian writer Umberto Eco, attending the same book festival as McEwan, said boycotting Israelis for their governments' policies was itself "a form of racism" and "absolutely crazy."
Jerusalem is "obliged to be the city of three religions" and "the grandeur of Jerusalem is also ... its problem," he said.