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November 2, 2006

A reader from Worthing, West Sussex, recently attempted to buy a copy of Ian Buruma’s Murder In Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance in her local bookshop. ‘I’m sorry,’ said the sales assistant, ‘but the book has been banned.’Atlantic Books, who publish Mr Buruma, assure us that the book is not only freely available but also selling well. It turns out a wholesaler misinformed the bookshop. However, the assistant must take responsibility for the following – startling – suggestion: ‘Why not try Mein Kampf instead?’

Filed under: Freedom of expression, Multi Kulti — limewoody @ 10:42 am

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