To see anyone in so engaged with the canon, with a literary and intellectual tradition that some digital days feels as recessed as paintings in French caves, is cheering. May his next essay or book, public lecture or campus argument be just as boisterous and spirited.
The business and pleasure sides of Mr. He supported globalization, and was seen by some as having adopted many neoconservative views. And, harnessed to his courage which was exceptional and his pen which was at any rate out of the commonthis faculty of the ordinary made him outstanding.
Some of the aforementioned allusions flow a little too readily: HitchensPolitical views and New Atheism. Story continues below advertisement For this reason, perhaps, the mention of illness in the introduction, and then a thank you to his family in the acknowledgments for helping him find the "fortitude and patience" to get through the treatments, are all the attention the cancer is paid.
A lot of interesting stuff though. For nearly four decades, Hitchens has been telling us, in pitch-perfect prose, what we confront when we grapple with first principles-the principles of reason and tolerance and skepticism that define and inform the foundations of our civilization-principles that, to endure, must be defended anew by every generation.
Inevitably, he provokes reflection on many things you may have taken for granted and forces you to see current events with a keener intellect.
Whether or not one finds this true of Burke, it is Hitchens to the life. It is hard not to admire the sheer virtuosity of his prose But other, more characteristic remarks are less forgivable.
Fewer still can emulate his punch as an intellectual character assassin. Equally admirable is his breadth of reading; he has made an art of casual allusion. But not for a second will you ever be bored.
I laughed out loud - raucously and continuously - reading this book. Always an anti-authoritarian goodhe never admitted the vast problems with globalization and today's super-capitalism bad. Its value is clear and needs no justification.
My friend spotted Hitchens in the quadrangle afterward, arguing with two students. Ballard, and Philip Larkin are matched in brilliance by his pungent discussions and intrepid observations, gathered from a lifetime of traveling and reporting from such destinations as Iran, China, and Pakistan.
America is his other declared preoccupation. His knowledge is formidable, an encyclopedic treasure, and yet one has the feeling, reading him, of hearing a person thinking out loud, following the inexorable logic of his thought, wherever it might lead, unafraid to expose fraudulence, denounce injustice, and excoriate hypocrisy.
Ultimately, "Hitch 22'' is about cultivating and maintaining one's intellectual integrity.
The quotable Hitch Six Hitchens quotes, from among a great many possibilities: You will not agree with everything he writes, but you will always find his opinions interesting.
The subject, he gathered, was Marxism and the tone was strident. As is his custom, Hitchens followed up a long speech by answering every question from the audience, and signing every book.
Customer Reviews by S. Ballard, and Philip Larkin are matched in brilliance by his pungent discussions and intrepid observations, gathered from a lifetime of traveling and reporting from such destinations as Iran, China, and Pakistan.
The disappointed, of course, may console themselves as well with earlier books, including The Missionary Position: Three things, it seems. That, or they can simply marvel at the range and depth of Hitchens's interests, not to mention the quality of his mind and pen. I found the reviews to be generally the most interesting of the pieces.
By that measure, the essays of Christopher Hitchens are in the first tier. By that measure, the essays of Christopher Hitchens are in the first tier.Sep 11, · ARGUABLY.
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