If you live in free countries, you don't have to spend all your life arguing about freedom because it is all around you. It seems redundant to make a lot of noise about something when, in fact, there it is. But if someone tries to remove it, it becomes important for you to formulate your own defenses of it.
One of the problems with defending free speech is you often have to defend people that you find to be outrageous and unpleasant and disgusting.
The way you write a screenplay is that you close your eyes and run the movie in your head and then you write it down.
It seems that the right of freedom of speech that was enshrined in numerous constitutions is now under attack by religious institutions.
What one writer can make in the solitude of one room is something no power can easily destroy.
The field of the novel is very rich. If you're a composer, you're well aware of the history of composition, and you are trying to make your music part of that history. You're not ahistorical. In the same way, I think, if you write now, you are writing in the historical context of what the novel has been and what possibilities it has revealed.