Marxism, Flat-Earthism and email of the week

The following letter was published today in the Guardian newspaper:

“Keith Flett citing Paul Dacre as the reason why he remains a Marxist is little different to someone justifying membership of the Flat Earth Society on the grounds that it keeps the geometry nice and simple.”

The background to this silliness may be found here, here and here.

A Guardian reader from London has already googled my name, and emailed to point out that I made an “horrific error” in writing “different to” rather than “different from” in my letter. The gentleman is concerned that his Grauniad-reading children may be led astray.