Arguably: Selected Essays

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McClelland & Stewart, 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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This is a book you are supposed to like and Christopher Hitchens is an author you are supposed to be provoked and inspired by. But the essays here were so hit or miss - the section on the middle east ... Read full review

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This was not my first foray into the work of Hitchens. I read God is Not Great as well as several Vanity Fair articles prior to this set of essays. This book, however, illuminated the huge gap in ... Read full review

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Contents

An Anglospherc Future
99
Political Animals
108
Old Enough l0 Die
124
ln Search of the Washington Novel 151
131
Flaws of Gravity
139
Hilary Mantels
146
Reactionary Prophet
152
Demons and Dictionaries
165
First Silence the WhistleBlower
445
lranis WllflI1g Game
455
Long Live emocratic Seismology
467
From Abbottabad to Worse
474
The Perils of Partition
480
A French Quarrel
493
Wl1ee the Twain Should
504
The Swastika and the Cedar
513

lim with Stupide
171
Marxs Journalismz The Grub Street Years
180
Things Worth Fighting For
191
A Revolutionary Simpleton
222
On Animal Farm
228
jessica Mitfords Poison Pen
237
The Permanent Adolescent
250
The Honorable Schoolboy
265
An Omnivorous Curiosity
276
Spy Thrillerls Father
290
Ill Be Damned
297
Graham Greenes
308
Loving Philip Larkin
323
A Nice Bloody Fool
332
The Captive Mind
340
The Catastrophist
353
From Waugh to Frayn
365
Where the Wild Things Are
375
Why Women Arent Funny
389
The Author Who Played
397
As American as Apple Pie
403
So Many Mens Rooms So Little Time 4 1
414
ln Your Face
423
Alghanistaifs Dangerous Bet
435
Holiday in Iraq
519
At the Deserts Edge
526
What Happened to the Suicide Bombers
532
The Vietnam Syndrome
541
Qnce Upon a Time in Germany
548
A Nation of Racist Dwarves
556
Hugo Boss
563
Overstating Jewish Power
569
Pictures from an Inquisition
585
One Mans Fate
595
The Zealot
602
The Persian Version
617
lmagining Hitler
640
Survivor
652
A War Worth Fighting
661
just Give Peace a Chance?
669
When the King Saved God
687
Let Them Eat Pork Rinds
697
Stand Up For Denmark
704
Easter Cll1l1Cl
719
This Was Not Looting
733
Prisoner of Shelves
748
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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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