[Modern Day book burning and censorship is occurring at an ominous frequency and severity, and it is clearly getting worse. It is beginning to look a LOT like the activities of the Nazi brownshirts: SA | Definition, History, & Facts | Britannica.com This story is very very disconcerting and shows us what is to come]
I had been invited down to a literary event, the Lewes Speakers Festival, to talk about my recently published memoir of life as a prison doctor, The Knife Went In. I was to be the penultimate speaker, followed by a controversial conservative journalist, Katie Hopkins, who was to talk about her own recently published memoir, Rude.
But if all that separates us from genocide is preventing Katie Hopkins from speaking in Lewes because of a few injudicious remarks that she has made, we are in a sad moral condition indeed—much worse than even I had envisaged.