Posted on June 11, 2019 at 4:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

We can’t keep up with all the authorial drama nowadays!

That said, the latest buzzworthy bit of news involves a publisher sticking with an embattled writer, rather than cutting ties with them.

Tony Robbins, Natasha Tynes, and Linda Fairstein are likely envious of Spanish author Pedro Baños, whose publisher maintains that while his views are “robust,” they are not anti-Semitic.

Baños’s How They Rule the World — which, according to its publisher, reveals “the 22 secret strategies of global power” — came out in April.

Since then, another author noted that its cover contained imagery that’s linked with anti-Semitism and that the Spanish version of the text makes several references to the Rothschild family, the subject of many anti-Semites’ conspiracy theories.

Penguin Random House reviewed the book and issued a statement acknowledging that “whilst the author clearly expresses robust opinions about geostrategies and geopolitics, ... he does not in our opinion express views in this publication, including in the parts omitted, that are anti-Semitic.”

The publisher added that the octopus has been widely used as a symbol of domination since the 19th century.

Categories: Today in Books

Tagged As: Nonfiction, The Guardian

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