This is kind of awesome. So, according to the Guardian
, English children's/young adult author Enid Blyton (the fifth most translated author of ALL TIME) was banned from the BBC for 30 years because they thought she was second rate or, "very small beer." This is precisely the kind of Platonic Philosopher King approach to governance that I crave. Imagine it: "Tom Robbins? Banned. Ian McEwan? Banned. Tao Lin? Banned." Etc., ad nauseam, until all we had to listen to would be, like, Isabella Rossellini reading the complete Nabokov over and over again.