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.
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.
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