Arguably

Arguably

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Book - 2011
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Essayist Christopher Hitchens ruminates on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men, the haunting science fiction of J.G. Ballard, the enduring legacies of Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell, the persistent agonies of anti-Semitism and jihad, the enduring relevance of Karl Marx, and how politics justifies itself by culture--and how the latter prompts the former.
Publisher: New York : Twelve, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781455502776
1455502774
Branch Call Number: 814.54 H636A 2011
Characteristics: xix, 788 p. ; 24 cm

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bluegrassbloke
Mar 07, 2016

Calling Hitchens a provocateur is to drastically oversimplify his genius, and do him a great injustice. His language skills alone provides us with a model to reach for in the language we love and care about.

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Ron@Ottawa
Nov 19, 2012

This is a collection of essays written by Hitchens in the past decade, which appeared in various magazines such as The Atlantic. They are good short reads. However, because of the dates some articles may appear out-of-date now.

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bloggermusicman
Jul 22, 2012

This series of essays is probably the best introduction you can get to the writing of Hitch. You get his views on everything from literature to history to current and recent events. One of the wittiest essayists in English, and one of the great journalists and debators of his generation. These essays are all splendid reads.

debwalker Nov 08, 2011

From the brilliant and always provocative Hitchens.

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annobooks Oct 01, 2012

Wish I was more politically astute and knowledgeable about world history and then I could have kept up with Hitchins. I was in over my head. He is brilliant and funny, which is a great combination.

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