By ADRIAN TAHOURDIN
A TLS subscriber writes to us (by snail mail) from Ann Arbor, MI: “Dear TLS: Because the recent vote to leave the EU seems to me to raise serious doubts about Great Britain’s Collective Intelligence, and because for many years I have considered the TLS an embodiment of that Collective Intelligence, it is time for me to cancel my subscription”.
This is surely an unforeseen consequence of the Brexit result. Voters should have thought of the implications for the TLS’s subscriber base before choosing to vote Leave.
The letter writer goes on: “I am quite aware that we in America are in some danger of committing a comparable Collective Stupidity. You, and I, must share the blame if we don’t speak out wherever possible. Good Luck, . .”.
Should the unthinkable happen in the US in November, I urge all British subscribers to the New York Review of Books – in a spirit of solidarity – to cancel their subscriptions forthwith!