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Award-winning author Salman Rushdie laughs with filmmaker Deepa Mehta during a sit-down interview with Globe and Mail at the Panorama Restaurant in Toronto, Ontario Thursday Oct. 25, 2012.
Award-winning author Salman Rushdie laughs with filmmaker Deepa Mehta during a sit-down interview with Globe and Mail at the Panorama Restaurant in Toronto, Ontario Thursday Oct. 25, 2012.
(Tim Fraser for The Globe and Mail)

Editor's letter

Moral peaks and fiscal cliffs

This is my first editor's letter to subscribers, with weekly insights from The Globe newsroom and highlights of our best stories and videos. I welcome your comments.

Whom did you stand up for this week?

It's a tough question when it comes from Salman Rushdie, but he offers a few suggestions, such as imprisoned Russian punk band Pussy Riot or Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei, and says Canadians are remarkably good at standing up to greater powers.