Jonathan Hari – who wrote the article on Nick Cohen’s book that I was interested in blogging about – has threatened Harry’s Place blogger david t with a defamation action for his post on Hari’s article.
My first reaction is to wonder if calling someone a “dickhead” is defamation under British law.
My second was to go to Google and look at the cached copy of david’s post; I have no clue what in the world Hari could find ‘defamatory’ in it. Go look yourself, and let me know why he’d make an outrageous claim like that. And consider yourself blessed if you don’t live in the UK where laws like that slowly choke the free expression of ideas.
It’s weird, again how the right was so into suppression when I was young, and now the Left is. Maybe they all reread their Marcuse?