Roald Dahl book changes spark censorship spat

The news that changes have been made to the works of best-selling children’s author Roald Dahl has been met with anger from leading writers, including Booker prizewinner Salman Rushdie, who branded the changes “absurd censorship.”

Easy to dislike censorship, particularly with a ridiculous rational like this. The idea that readers can’t handle words on a page is insulting. Anyone who doesn’t like what they’re reading can choose to read something else.