Primo Levi, "Censorship in Bitinia"

A fascist system finds that peopl have a nasty reaction to censorship duties.

(from A Tranquil Star)

Difficulties were encountered, however, in recruiting the necessary personnel: first, because the work of a censor is, as is well known, arduous and subtle, requiring specialized training that even otherwise highly qualified people lack; and, second, because according to recent statistics, the actual practice of censorship can be dangerous.

Awesome, awesome, awesome. What starts off as only a only bit Orwellian ends up going at least as far off the deep end as Animal Farm. I can’t explain too much without ruining the surprising end, but suffice I will say it’s satisfyingly ridiculous.

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