“And herein lies his flaws as a flagbearer for social justice, say critics — namely, his inability to distinguish between a good case and a good cause.
“What he’s doing may fall within what the law allows, notes Dixon, ;but I’m very impatient with that argument as an excuse for indulging in lawsuits that ultimately support a regressive conception of the law.’
“Ronson, too, was struck by Warman’s blindness to the bigger picture.
“‘I remember we were sitting in a hotel room at one point and he was joking about getting Icke’s books seized and incinerated,’ he says. ‘He joked about having me arrested for bringing one of Icke’s books through customs. I mean, book-burning carries a lot of baggage, doesn’t it?'”