Hitchens's style is incendiary and sometimes flamboyant. He relishes the role of provocateur and fancies himself a gadfly to the drowsy American republic. One of his main strengths is his erudition, allowing him to range over vast landscapes of the humanities and politics in a single breath. But he is also sometimes glib and self-satisfied, and his penchant for referencing everything in sight can be distracting. Nonetheless, his arguments are forceful and morally important--and if the reader feels otherwise, there are few more fitting compliments to a professional dissident than dissent. --Eric de Place --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Interesting to read Hitchens as always, I find his way of thinking, solid, factual, righteous and personal. With reason and logic pertaining to the more moral and just. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Victor
I always find Hitchens' perspectives refreshing and this book is no different. It reminded me of a self-help book for critical thinkers. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Aaron Thacker
Fantastic book. Wishing for young people in search of true meaning of life somehow learn about Hitchens and read not only this but other of his books.
I just don't think I'm cool or smart enough to get Hitchens.Published 1 month ago by Tara Cavanaugh
A wonderful book for those who dislike conformity. A great starting point to help put ones own mind into actionPublished 2 months ago by bat man
This short series of missives is a perfect introduction to the Hitch's writing. He gave concise and eloquent incite into his favorite modes of thinking--and his least... Read morePublished 2 months ago by John A. Hanek
Easy short read and a good primer to Christopher Hitchens. We could definitely use quite a few more contrarians nowadays!Published 3 months ago by jesus
It's like mining the bible for good morals. There are good bits here... and there. But the Letters to a Young Contrarian seems rushed and not very filling. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Andrew Popovici