Malcolm Gladwell, the author of the bestseller, The Tipping Point, and the forthcoming bestseller The Blank Slate, has written that books should be banned in every public space.
“It’s time to ban books, and they should be outlawed everywhere.
They’re toxic and they’re bad for society,” he told Vice News in an interview.
Bookstores are the most popular place to buy and read books.
According to a recent survey conducted by a London-based research company, bookstores are home to 80% of the books sold in the UK, accounting for 30% of all books sold.
As a result, the number of books available in bookshops is likely to be higher than in a store, according to the study, which also found that in 2015, 40% of Britons who had bought books at a bookshop reported not buying them.
The same survey found that only one in five people in Britain said they would purchase a book at a bookstore.
In the United States, booksellers reported a similar number of people saying they would buy a book, but only 10% said they planned to do so.
Gladwell, who has been criticised by many for his anti-authoritarian stance, said he believed books were a “powerful, important social force”.
“The fact is that people want to read books and they want to share them, and books make that possible,” he said.
“People read them because they’re fascinated by them, or because they want them to be there, or that they need them to live.”
But the ban on books in public spaces is not universal, with many countries banning books from schools, parks, museums, libraries, and in some places even public transport.
One of the UK’s leading bookselllers, the Biblio Press, said it would not be selling books in book shops.
Other bookstores have not yet made this decision, but the company said it was not against bookstores selling books.
“Our books are all available for sale at our stores, and we are happy to sell them at bookshopping outlets,” it said in a statement.
This is not the first time Gladwell has spoken out against the ban.
Last year, the New York Times reported that Gladwell was “tired of being called an anti-Authoritarian”.
He tweeted: “It’s the same thing you hear from people who say that they are anti-capitalist or anti-war.
We have a long history of both.”
I’m tired of being told that I’m a traitor to this great country that I love.
“In an interview with CNN earlier this year, Gladwell said he “wasn’t against [authoritarian] governments or authoritarian governments in general, but I was against the way they’re used.
“”They’re used to dictating to the masses and to trying to take control of society and to do everything they can to control us,” he added.
It comes after Gladwell also criticised Donald Trump, calling the President a “fascist”.
Gadwell, author of The Tapping of the American Brain, and The Blank Solitude, is the author and co-founder of the non-profit organization Reading Rainbow.
He told Vice in the interview that he is not opposed to reading but “the power and control that people wield” and that “a lot of these authoritarian governments are not authoritarian in any way”.”
It comes down to what the state wants to do with you.”