News that PayPal, one of the world’s biggest on-line banks, plans to stop processing payments for books it doesn’t like has shocked me. Yes, shocked!

I rarely venture into controversy. No, truly! I meant no mischief by my recent suggestion here that Shakespeare’s name was a trade mark and that his birth name was Ned Turd. It brought me so much erudite hate mail (‘Yo aint fit to lic Shakspears boots, son’) that I pledged not to do it again.

But when infamy stalks the land, no honest ...
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