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Professors Urge Publishers Not to Publish Books by Trump Administration Officials

Professors Urge Publishers Not to Publish Books by Trump Administration Officials

“those who enabled, promulgated, and covered up crimes against the American people should not be enriched through the coffers of publishing”

They need a catchy name for their group. ‘Professors Against Books’ has a nice ring to it. Some of these people probably called Trump a fascist. Irony is dead.

Campus Reform reports:

Profs effectively seek to ban books from Trump admin officials

A handful of professors joined a group of publishing professionals demanding that companies refuse to work with Trump administration alumni on book deals.

It’s not the first time that book publishers have faced pressure from the left. Simon and Schuster Publishing canceled the publication of Sen. Josh Hawley’s (R-Mo.) book after he objected to the certification of election results in certain key battleground states.

Regnery Publishing later announced it would publish Hawley’s book.

Now, more than 550 members of the publishing industry, some of them professors, have signed a letter proclaiming that “our country is where it is in part because publishing has chased the money and notoriety of some pretty sketchy people.”

“As members of the writing and publishing community of the United States, we affirm that participation in the administration of Donald Trump must be considered a uniquely mitigating criterion for publishing houses when considering book deals,” the letter added.

“Consequently, we believe: No participant in an administration that caged children, performed involuntary surgeries on captive women, and scoffed at science as millions were infected with a deadly virus should be enriched by the almost rote largesse of a big book deal,” it continued.

“In that spirit, those who enabled, promulgated, and covered up crimes against the American people should not be enriched through the coffers of publishing,” the letter insisted, concluding that the publishing industry should not enrich “monsters.”

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“We are writers, editors, journalists, agents, and professionals in multiple forms of publishing. We believe in the power of words and we are tired of the industry we love enriching the monsters among us, and we will do whatever is in our power to stop it.”

Yes, and we need help from the government to weed out the monsters. We can call it “The Ministry of Truth.”

Has anyone ever given a list of the “crimes against the American people” of which the Trump administration is accused?

Of course, I suppose that asking for such a list is hateful, because the next step would be to ask for evidence that any such crimes occurred. And the next step after that would be to ask if the accusers know they’re lying.

No one has the right to censure what books are published. Professors who suggext this should be summarily fired and disgraced.

This is just cheap virtue-signaling and restraint of trade. The best thing we can do is to avoid publishers who buy into Cancel Culture (eg Simon & Schuster) and buy our books from those who support canceled authors (eg Regnery).

This kind of publishing fascism can only be defeated if we enforce the principle “Get Woke, Go Broke”. The Biden administration is not going to oppose the book-burners; Biden and Harris may actually supply the matches.

No participant in an administration that caged children, performed involuntary surgeries on captive women, and scoffed at science as millions were infected with a deadly virus

When did any of these things happen?

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