“Dear little Six Billionth Living Person:”

In 1999, as the world’s population was approaching 6-billion, Salman Rushdie contributed a letter to a UN-sponsored anthology.  His letter was addressed to the soon-to-be-born 6-billionth citizen of the Earth.  Rushdie’s letter offers up grandfatherly advice to the infant.  Fourteen years later, as the population races toward the 8-billion mark and radical religious ideologies threaten […]