Published January 26, 1998
"We are interested in a cultural exchange. We will give you one of our writers, and you will give us Salman Rushdie."
Iranian mullah speaking on television to American audience.
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Arnie Levin has contributed cartoons and covers to The New Yorker since 1974, and has twice been named the National Cartoonists Society's Gag Cartoonist of the Year. He is also an award-winning animator and teaches at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Levin lives in Sea Cliff, New York, and has a lot of tattoos.