Arguably: Selected Essays

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Random House LLC, Sep 6, 2011 - Social Science - 736 pages
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From one of the most admired public intellectuals of our time, and a multi-award winning and #1 bestselling author, comes a collection of his most important and controversial essays on the theme of culture and politics and how the two relate.


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A collection of book reviews and articles (both online and print), Arguably covers almost every conceivable topic. The book reviews cover 18c to the present and most geographic areas of the world ... Read full review

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I don't always agree with Christopher Hitchens - probably very few people do due to his very independent and original no-hole-barred and no-cow is-sacred approach. However the man was brilliant and ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
ALL AMERICAN
The UnitedStates of Enlightenment1
The Private Jefferson2
Jefferson Versus theMuslim Pirates3
Free and Easy4
The Man WhoEnded Slavery5
Miserys Child6
OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS
Afghanistans Dangerous Bet
First Silence the WhistleBlower
Believe Me Its Torture
Irans Waiting Game
Long Live Democratic Seismology
Daughterof Destiny
From Abbottabad to Worse

American Radical7
A Capitalist Primer8
In Sickness and by Stealth9
The Great Assimilator10
Hurricane Lolita11
No Way
Mr Geniality12
Vidal Loco
America the Banana Republic
An Anglosphere Future13
Political Animals14
Old Enough to Die
In Defense of Foxhole Atheists
In Search of theWashington Novel
ECLECTIC AFFINITIES
Flaws of Gravity
Hilary Mantels Wolf Hall15
Reactionary Prophet16
Demons andDictionaries17
Im with Stupide18
The Dark Side of Dickens19
The Grub Street Years20
Things Worth Fighting For
A RevolutionarySimpleton21
On Animal Farm
Jessica Mitfords Poison Pen22
Poor Old Willie23
The Permanent Adolescent
The Honorable Schoolboy24
An Omnivorous Curiosity25
Spy Thrillers Father26
Ill Be Damned27
Graham Greenes Bottled Ontology
Loving Philip Larkin28
A Nice Bloody Fool29
The Captive Mind
Mid OffNot Right On30
The Catastrophist31
Scoundrel Time
From Waugh to Frayn
Where the Wild Things Are32
The Boy Who Lived33
AMUSEMENTS ANNOYANCESAND DISAPPOINTMENTS
Why Women Arent Funny
The Author Who Played with Fire
As American as Apple Pie
So Many Mens RoomsSo Little Time
The New Commandments
In Your Face
Wine Drinkers of the World Unite
Charles Prince of Piffle
The Perils of Partition
A French Quarrel34
The Case of Orientalism35
Where the TwainShould Have Met36
The Swastika and the Cedar
Holiday in Iraq
At the Deserts Edge
What Happened to the SuicideBombers of Jerusalem?
An African Nightmare
The Vietnam Syndrome
Once Upon a Time in Germany
Worse Than Nineteen Eightyfour
A Nation of Racist Dwarves
The Eighteenth Brumaireof the Castro Dynasty
Hugo Boss
Is the Euro Doomed?
Overstating Jewish Power
The Case for HumanitarianIntervention37
LEGACIES OF TOTALITARIANISM
Pictures from an Inquisition38
One Mans Fate39
The Zealot40
Chile Redux
The Persian Version41
Lightness atMidnight42
Imagining Hitler43
Survivor44
A War Worth Fighting45
Just Give Peace a Chance?46
Requiem forGermany47
WORDS WORTH
When the King Saved God
Let Them Eat Pork Rinds
Stand Up for Denmark
Eschew the Taboo
Shes No Fundamentalist
Burned Out
Easter Charade
Dont Mince Words
History and Mystery
Words Matter
This Was Not Looting
The Other LWord
The You Decade
Suck It Up
A Very Very Dirty Word
Prisoner of Shelves
Acknowledgments
About the Author
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CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS, a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Slate, and The Atlantic, authored numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and George Orwell. He was also the author of the international bestsellers god Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything and Hitch-22: A Memoir. He died in December 2011.

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