Daniel James Sharp

Daniel James Sharp

Daniel James Sharp is a writer and a student at the University of Edinburgh. He is president of the university’s Atheist, Humanist, and Secularist Society, and Political Editor of The Broad.

A New Republic of Letters

A New Republic of Letters

For the past few years, I have been corresponding with an old school friend via email. We write to each other as if we were exchanging letters, which makes the correspondence richer than if we were merely texting. But my friend once expressed his dissatisfaction with the digital medium—if

Daniel James Sharp
Daniel James Sharp
History
Against Literalism—'The Satanic Verses' Fatwa at 30

Against Literalism—'The Satanic Verses' Fatwa at 30

I have written elsewhere about the fatwa issued 30 years ago by a sinister religious cleric commanding the world’s Muslims to murder the writer and everyone involved in the publication of The Satanic Verses. But the best way to repudiate the authoritarian, constricted, literal mindset is by celebrating its

Daniel James Sharp
Daniel James Sharp
Books