Join us at the new GN21 Book Group where we hope to read and discuss a book of choice once a month. The book for March will be "You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom” by Nick Cohen
So at this second book group meeting on March 1st at the venue above the book we will be discussing will be “ You Can't Read This Book: Censorship in an Age of Freedom” by Nick Cohen. A review of the book says
“The uncompromising Nick Cohen exposes the reality behind the freedoms we enjoy in the book that won Polemic of the Year at the 2013 Political Book Awards.
After the fall of the Berlin Wall, the collapse of Communism, and the advent of the Web which allowed for even the smallest voice to be heard, everywhere you turned you were told that we were living in an age of unparalleled freedom.
‘You Can't Read This Book’ argues that this view is dangerously naive. From the revolution in Iran that wasn't, to the Great Firewall of China and the imposition of super-injunctions from the filthy rich protecting their privacy, the traditional opponents of freedom of speech - religious fanaticism, plutocratic power and dictatorial states - are thriving and in many respects finding the world a more comfortable place in the early 21st century than they did in the late 20th.”
Here you can listen to Nick Cohen talk about Censorship In An Age Of Freedom
We will also be offering this discussion online on April 4th through the Google Hangout Platform so that those outside of London can also join this discussion You can join that by logging on at http://www.meetup.com/GlobalNet21/events/228575878/
We have also started a GlobalNet21 Book Group on the site GoodReads which is a social network site of those who love books and reading and we hope to find people interested in these meetings from there as well. If you would like to join the group on there then you can find it at
This is a really new and great initiative and we are hoping that it will take off and provide a great discussion forum for those interested in not just reading but ideas as well.