(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- Random House has cancelled publication of “The History Makers” – a new history book by noted British author Richard Cohen.
The book is too white.
“History Makers” spans 2,500 years of world history as seen through the eyes of its most noted historians – from Tacitus to Voltaire to Shakespeare to modern-day English historian David Starkey.
But Random House believed Cohen should have had included more black historians, academics and writers.
Amazingly, Cohen complied. He reworked the book – even adding a whole new chapter to the contents. All told, Cohen added an additional 18,000 words to the manuscript to make it “less white.”
But it still wasn’t enough for the US publishing house.
So Random House decided to drop the book entirely.
Back in January, Simon & Schuster, the original publisher slated to release Senator Josh Hawley’s book “The Tyranny of Big Tech,” abruptly dropped the book due to the events at the Capitol on January 6.
In justifying their about-face, Simon & Schuster released a statement accusing Senator Hawley of playing a role in the January 6 riot.
“As a publisher it will always be our mission to amplify a variety of voices and viewpoints,” Simon & Schuster wrote in a statement, “at the same time we take seriously our larger public responsibilities as citizens, and cannot support Senator Hawley after his role in what became a dangerous threat to our democracy and freedom.”
Conservative publisher Regnery signed Hawley’s book instead. “The Tyranny of Big Tech” is now a number one best seller.
Simon & Schuster (them again) was poised to publish the book “Dangerous” by the former Breitbart contributor and controversial “provocateur” Milo Yiannopoulos. When the book was announced in December of 2016, over 100 Simon & Schuster authors objected to its pushing Yiannopoulos. One author even pulled a pending book from Simon & Schuster in protest.
In February 2017, when the story broke that several years before Yiannopoulos had made controversial remarks about relationships between men and teenage boys, Simon & Schuster had their excuse to drop “Dangerous.”
Meanwhile, reports came out this week that Amazon is throttling down New York Post editor Sohrab Ahmari’s new book so that it will not appear in search results.
“My new book, THE UNBROKEN THREAD: DISCOVERING THE WISDOM OF TRADITION has disappeared from Amazon search results,” Ahmari tweeted. “You can still find the product if you have the exact link but it doesn’t show up in search. Big Tech and Bezos are at war with my ideas.”
The new book burners currently work in the book business. How ironic.