Penguin Will Pulp and Reprint Philosophy Book After Complaint by Christopher Hitchens

As reported by GalleyCat, a collection of philosophical essays by John Gray titled “Gray’s Anatomy” and due to be released by Penguin in April will be pulped and reprinted because the introduction mistakenly claims that Christopher Hitchens “defended” the practice of waterboarding.

The editor of the book stated,John made a mistake, Christopher picked it up, we fixed it and John is embarrassed he made a wrong assumption and I am embarrassed not to have picked it up.”

The article points out that “Hitchens was subjected to the practice while researching a Vanity Fair essay entitled simply “Believe Me, It’s Torture.”  Hitchens’s waterboarding experience was also captured on tape.

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