Bless you Mr. Monbiot.
In the short term, governments should refer the academic publishers to their competition watchdogs, and insist that all papers arising from publicly funded research are placed in a free public database. In the longer term, they should work with researchers to cut out the middleman altogether, creating – along the lines proposed by Björn Brembs of Berlin’s Freie Universität – a single global archive of academic literature and data. Peer-review would be overseen by an independent body. It could be funded by the library budgets which are currently being diverted into the hands of privateers.
THIS. THIS. THIS.
On Doctor Who, Hitler “accidentally” shoots the angry black chick and she regenerates into the exciting white woman.
When the little midget people implied that River Song’s crime was worse than Hitler’s.
Yeah, that was very cringe-worthy.