Why You Should Not Publish Something

This is Brilliant. T.S. Elliott whilst director at Faber & Faber turned down the chance to publish Animal Farm by George Orwell. He didn’t turn it down because he didn’t think it was a well written book or even because he didn’t think it would sell well, but rather because he (and the other directors) thought it wasn’t the “right point of view that from which to criticise the political situation at the present time”. Probably too often we recommend, teach, or link to without qualification things that we don’t agree with because we think everyone’s opinion should be heard. Why should it? If it’s not something we agree with we should either ignore it or engage with it, but we shouldn’t publish it. (via“)