If my book isn't being published in Britain (and as
of this writing it is not), it is because of the sorry British habit of threatening libel writs — a penchant Harry Evans has acquired, as The Spectator must know. Nonetheless, there was a time when he deplored such tactics. In his palmier and more endearing days, he was the first to acknowledge that 'England has a half-free press'. Those were the days when he was indeed Britain's best newspaper editor, but as I also wrote — and Mr Glover failed to mention — there wasn't then, and still isn't, much competition for the title. Alas.
Washington DC, USA