Is it like banning a book if Wal-Mart decides to stop selling it? Interesting story about Wal-Mart deciding to stop selling “The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion,” a famous racist tract which has long been known to be fake. Some discussion of this over at Reason.com and Metafilter.com. It’s interesting to watch how the other online retailers that still stock the book have been editing their web copy, post-hubbub. Of particular note, Amazon’s page [current page, Google cache] used to contain this phrase from the book description [provided by the publisher] “If, however. The Protocols are genuine (which can never be proven conclusively), it might cause some of us to keep a wary eye on world affairs.” Reading all the customer reviews is a bone-chilling exercise.