Censorship is class war by other means

Source: spiked
by Alexander Adams

“When Penguin Books was prosecuted for publishing its uncensored edition of DH Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover in 1960, the prosecution lawyer, Mervyn Griffith-Jones, posed a rhetorical question: ‘Is it a book that you would even wish your wife or your servants to read?’ Griffith-Jones’s appeal to gentlemen as the guardians of moral probity was widely seen as an indication of just how out of touch and paternalistic the censors had become. The press seized on his remarks and lampooned the prosecution, which eventually lost the case. Penguin sold two million copies of Lady Chatterley’s Lover in the six weeks before Christmas 1960.” (11/07/21)