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The Boat Was My Friend

...The cliff edge of workaday morality

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OFF-TOPIC: The Story of an Internet Revolt by G.R. Reader - G.R. Reader

Hand picking what may be potentially irrelevant to a subject or harmful to be read by a community, and hence banning it is censorship by definition

And one does not need to be personally too involved in the embarrassment that Goodreads has apparently turned to in order to realize that this is exactly what is being applied by Goodreads staff as of late: CENSORSHIP. 


In this respect*, this book gives a very comprehensive analysis of the facts on behalf of the reviewers that have been affected by the new PRO-CENSORSHIP policy that has been introduced at Goodreads. It is very clear, extremely well written and documented and I would highly recommend it to anyone with a brain.

*Ambitious attempt to contextualise first two sentences, in order to avoid unnecessary and incorrect assumptions for review to be CENSORED as potentially off-topic. 

Further attempts to contextualise book:

1. Censorship -- the control of the information and ideas circulated within a society -- has been a hallmark of dictatorships throughout history - Global Internet Liberty Campaign

2. Censorship is advertising paid by the government - Federico Fellini

3. Censorship ends in logical completeness when nobody is allowed to read any books except the books that nobody reads - George Bernard Shaw

4. censoring, censorship, security review (counterintelligence achieved by banning or deleting any information of value to the enemy) - WordNet Search powered by Princeton University