It isn’t news that, despite their racy tabloids, the Brits have less freedom of speech than we do in the United States. Well, formally anyway. I suppose it is arguable that the Brits have a greater diversity of ideas — although I haven’t seen anyone actually make this argument; but there are regularly stories about books not being published in England because of official censorship. This story, however, is different, in that it is about a publisher not publishing a book for reasons that sound positively American — fear of frivolous law suits:
The UK libel system, he said is “stifling legitimate freedom of speech”.
The book is House of Bush, House of Saud, by the American writer Craig Unger.