It becomes difficult at times. How does one explain to friends, relatives, and countrymen that Feral House does not always endorse the ideas or individuals behind the books it publishes.
A number of our titles trespass proper moral turpitude, or as West’s Encyclopedia of American Law puts it, “conduct that is considered contrary to community standards of justice, honesty or good morals.”
The Vatican would not love us, nor would the Third Reich, or even well-meaning leftists. We publish books that we feel are important to enlarge ideas of discourse, or to explore realities that disturb us. Suppressing unpleasant realities and ideas will in the end cause those ideas to boil over and cause bigger trouble than if properly revealed and examined.
In the past, we’ve published the writing of murderers like Ian Brady, Danny Rolling and G.J. Schaeffer. The usual manner in which publishers handled books about killers was to have a cover with a knife or gun along with drops of blood and even a swastika to suggest to the buyer that you’d get the thrilling “good stuff” along with the proper moral distancing. What a sham.
This week we’re sending a book to the printer that might possess more “taboo” than books by unredeemed killers. That book is called Republican Party Animal: The “Bad Boy of Holocaust History” Blows the Lid Off Hollywood’s Secret Right-Wing Underground by David Cole.
Next week we’ll tell you about the taboo behind Cole’s book, and how we’ve published, in Apocalypse Culture II, an essay by the man who tried to get David Cole murdered.