March 30, 2006
BORDERS AND WALDENBOOKS CHICKEN OUT: If you don’t like ideas, don’t bother arguing with them. Just threaten to kill people. They’ll back down. Or at least their booksellers, universities, and governments will. How long before other groups take this lesson to heart?
Advancing toward fascism, one cowardly institution at a time.
UPDATE: More here: “As a former President of the PEN Center USA (western US branch of PEN), I am calling for that organization to stand up against Borders/Waldenbooks.”