Not too many weeks ago, I ran across a blog, the name of which I cannot now remember, in which the author posted a hypothetical government ban on books – not because of their literary content, but because as old books decay, they could release fibres and other toxins which might be inhaled by the reader, thus damaging the reader’s health. He was using it to illustrate, if I remember correctly, the way the government wishes to restrict or ban anything which gives us pleasure and justifies doing so on rather spurious ‘health’ grounds.
If anybody knows the blogger I mean, do let me know, because I’d like to give him a head’s-up:
Why? Because they are hazardous to the health.
UPDATE: Yes, it was Frank Davis.