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Arguably : essays

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: New York : Twelve, ©2011.
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A collection of essays in which Christopher Hitchens ruminates on a variety of political and cultural issues and offers perspectives on a number of figures, such as Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Rebecca West, and others.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 1455502774 9781455502776
OCLC Number: 770858548
Target Audience: Adult
Description: xix, 788 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: ALL AMERICAN. Gods of our fathers: the United States of enlightenment --
The private Jefferson --
Jefferson vs. the Muslim pirates --
Benjamin Franklin: free and easy --
John Brown: the man who ended slavery --
Abraham Lincoln: misery's child --
Mark Twain: American radical --
Upton Sinclair: a capitalist primer --
JFK: in sickness and by stealth --
Saul Bellow: the great assimilator --
Vladimir Nabokov: Hurricane Lolita --
John Updike: No way ; Mr. Geniality --
Vidal Loco --
America the Banana Republic --
An Anglosphere future --
Political animals --
Old enough to die --
In defense of foxhole atheists --
In search of the Washington novel. ECLECTIC AFFINITIES. Isaac Newton: flaws of gravity --
The men who made England: Hilary Mantel's "Wolf Hall" --
Edmund Burke: reactionary prophet --
Samuel Johnson: demons and dictionaries --
Gustave Flaubert: I'm with Stupide --
The dark side of Dickens --
Marx's journalism: the Grub Street years --
Rebecca West: things worth fighting for --
Ezra Pound: a revolutionary simpleton --
On "Animal Farm" --
Jessica Mitford's poison pen --
W. Somerset Maugham: Poor Old Willie --
Evelyn Waugh: the permanent adolescent --
P. G. Wodehouse: The Honorable Schoolboy --
Anthony Powell: An Omnivorous Curiosity --
JohnBuchan: Spy Thriller's Father --
Graham Greene: I'll be damned --
Death from a salesman: Graham Greene's bottle ontology --
Loving Philip Larkin --
Stephen Spender: a nice bloody fool --
Edward Upward: the captive mind --
C. L. R. James: mid off, not right on --
J. G. Ballard: the catastrophist --
Fraser's Flashman: scoundrel time --
Fleet Street's finest: from Waugh to Frayn --
Saki: where the wildthings are --
Harry Potter: the boy who lived. AMUSEMENTS, ANNOYANCES, AND DISAPPOINTMENTS. Why women aren't funny --
Stieg Larsson: the author who played with fire --
As American as apple pie --
So many men's rooms, so little time --
The new commandments --
In your face --
Wine drinkers of the world, unite --
Charles, Prince of Piffle --
OFFSHORE ACCOUNTS. Afghanistan's dangerous bet --
First, silence the whistle-blower --
Believe me, it's torture --
Iran's waitinggame --
Long live democratic seismology --
Benazir Bhutto: daughter of destiny --
From Abbottabad to worse --
The perils of partition --
Algeria: a French quarrel --
The caseof Orientalism --
Edward Said: where the Twain should have met --
The swastika and the cedar --
Holiday in Iraq --
Tunisia: at the desert's edge --
What happened to the suicide bombers of Jerusalem? --
Childhood's end: an Africannightmare --
The Vietnam Syndrome --
Once upon a time in Germany --
Worse than "Nineteen Eighty-four" --
North Korea:A nation of racist dwarves --
The eighteenth brumaire of theCastro dynasty --
Hugo Boss --
Is the Euro doomed? --
Overstating Jewish power --
The case for humanitarian intervention. LEGACIES OF TOTALITARIANISM. Victor Serge: pictures from an inquisition --
André Malraux: one man'sfate --
Arthur Koestler: the zealot --
Isabel Allende: ChileRedux --
The Persian version --
Martin Amis: lightness at midnight --
Imagining Hitler --
Victor Klemperer: survivor --
A war worth fighting --
Just give peace a chance? --
W. G. Sebald: requiem for Germany --
WORDS' WORTH. When the king saved God --
Let them eat pork rinds --
Stand up for Denmark! --
Eschew the taboo --
She's no fundamentalist --
Burned out --
Easter charade --
Don't mince words --
Historyand mystery --
Words matter --
This was not looting --
The "other" L-word --
The you decade --
Suck it up --
A very, very dirty word --
Prisoner of shelves.
Responsibility: by Christopher Hitchens.

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A collection of essays in which Christopher Hitchens ruminates on a variety of political and cultural issues and offers perspectives on a number of figures, such as Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Rebecca West, and others.

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