While in general the book did not tell me what I already knew,it did confirm my concern about self-censorship in particular. I find it disturbing that, for example, liberal leaders within the church have taken it upon themselves to remove Israel Today magazine from their reading resources. Why? Lest it offends any muslims. Did any muslim complain about the display of the magazine? No. It was removed IN CASE they were offended. Pathetic. It is this kind of 'you can't read this' self - censorship that disturbs me especially since it is carried out by those who profess to be liberal. This behaviour is at the pedestrian level of censorship if you like. Nick Cohen draws upon higher level examples in order to convey the top down drip drip effect of censorship that has now embedded itself in public discourse across all levels. In particular any challenge to Islam, global warming and immigration (though he does not go into this latter topic mores the pity because it is a highly sensitive subject at present and will be for a long time to come). As a post - graduate social science student I'd commend any student to obtain this book amongst others too numerous to list as an antidote to the Marxist/feminist/postmodernist drivel that is conveyed by the university text books.