Nick Cohen

You Can't Read This Book

2013 (Revised Edition)

Main Details
Credits
Author Nick Cohen
Imprint Fourth Estate
Publisher HarperCollinsPublishers*
First Published by Fourth Estate
Copyright Holder Nick Cohen
Typeset by G&M Designs Limited
Printed and Bound by Clays Ltd, St Ives plc
Cover photo Shutterstock
About/Subject Censorship
Date
Revised Edition 2013
First Published 2012
Copyright 2013
Copyright 2012
Identifying Codes
ISBN 13 978-0-00-751850-0
Barcode 9 780007 518500
Price £8.99 UK
Price $15.99
Format Paperback
Publication Location London
Genre
Page Count / Font 330 pages
Language English
Chapters CONTENTS

Introduction

PART ONE: GOD

1 'Kill the Blasphemer'
Rules for Censors (1): Demand a Respect You Don't Deserve

2 A Clash of Civilisations?
Rules for Censors (2): A Little Fear Goes a Long, Long Way

3 Manufacturing Offence
Rules for Censors (3): Go Postal!

4 The Racism of the Anti-Racists
Rules for Censors (4): Say that it is Bigoted to Oppose Bigotry

How to Fight Back: John Milton and the Absurdity of Identity Politics

PART TWO: MONEY

5 The Cult of the Supreme Manager
Rules for Censors (5): People Don't Want to Know

6 A Town Called Sue
Rules for Censors (6): Money Makes You a Member of a Master Race

How to Fight Back: John Stuart Mill and the Struggle to Speak Your Mind

PART THREE: STATE

7 The Internet and the Revolution
Rules for Censors (7): Look to the Past/Think of the Future

8 The Internet and the Counter-Revolution

How to Fight Back: Advice for Free-Speaking Citizens

Acknowledgements
Notes
Index

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