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← I think we've been insulted by American book publishers

RomeStu's Avatar Jump to comment 19 by RomeStu

Thankfully online retailing and e-books will do away with the ability of risk-averse publishers to effectively censor the information that makes it to the American public.

It reminds me that the title of the 1st Harry Potter book when published in the USA had been changed from "Philosopher's Stone" to "Sorcerer's Stone" in order not to associate something good (philosophy) with magic, but without the historical understanding of medieval alchemy and the quest for the philosopher's stone which was integral to the story.

The comments about the dumbing down of so-called factual/educational TV channels (Discovery Channel, History Channel et al.) is much more concerning.

Tue, 05 Jul 2011 08:54:24 UTC | #846297