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Agree or disagree with polemicist Hitchens, there is no denying the clarity of his thinking, the depth of his reading, the thoroughness of his inquiries, the independence of his opinions, and the brio of his superbly fashioned prose. An expat Brit who has written for the Nation and Vanity Fair and authored a number of stinging books, Hitchens cannot abide fuzzy logic, cant, hypocrisy, or lies and has enraged the Right and the Left with his vehement criticism of religion and his thrashing of Michael Moore and Bill Clinton. Hitchens writes astutely about post-9/11 patriotism and war and about why history is no longer taught in American schools. But this daring political analyst is also passionate about literature and offers discerning interpretations of Proust, Huxley, and Bellow. And he even shares glimpses of his less toxic self, reading Kipling to Borges in Buenos Aires, and driving across southern Illinois in a red Corvette looking for sites commemorating Abraham Lincoln. Hitchens' compassion is as sure as his ire is hot, making for a bracing and provocative collection. Donna Seaman
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"'Christopher Hitchens is a remarkable commentator. He jousts with fraudulence of every stripe and always wins. I regret he has only one life, one mind.' Joseph Heller; 'His allies, of whom I count myself one, rejoice in the sureness of his aim. May his targets cower.' Susan Sontag" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Editorial Reviews
MY FAVORITE NON FICTION AUTHOR; A TRUE MOST HONEST ASSESSOR OF HUMAN RELIGIOUS/POLITICAL BEHAVIOR ! A HUMORIST, POLEMICIST AND CRITIC WHO MUST BE READ!Published 3 months ago by FAD60
Good book. Not one of Hitchen's better books in my opinion. Still worth reading if you are a Hitchen's fan though.Published 5 months ago by Bryan McQuirk
read it, though if you heard Hitchens talk whether in debate, forum or his thoughts, this portrays his way of thinking in depth not by going into his thought process but through... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Victor
School book, so ?? Kid had to have it, requirement, not for funPublished 13 months ago by Diana Hood Baquet
Christopher Hitchens was the most articulate and hard-hitting investigative reporter, essayist, and writer of our time. Read morePublished 21 months ago by stan grayson
Anything Hitch writes i love to read. you either understand him or you are benighted in drear.
A man of many accomplishments.
Fantastic collection yet again from hitchens. May he live a long life. Love Poverty and war is a great collection on a great series of topics, im glad to have purchased this book... Read morePublished on September 3, 2011 by Paulski
`An antique saying has it that a man's life is incomplete unless or until he has tasted love, poverty, and war' explains Hitchens in the opening sentence of this collection of... Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by Solly