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For the sake of argument : essays and minority reports

For the sake of argument : essays and minority reports

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
'For the sake of argument, one must never let a euphemism or a false consolation pass uncontested. The truth seldom lies, but when it does lie it lies somewhere in between.'. The global turmoil of the last few years has severely tested every analyst and commentator. Few have written with such insight as Christopher Hitchens about the large events - or with such discernment and with about the small tell-tale signs of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essay
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hitchens, Christopher.
For the sake of argument.
London ; New York : Verso, 1993
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 0860914356 9780860914358
OCLC Number: 28338759
Description: 353 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Where were you standing? --
On the imagination of conspiracy --
Contempt for the little colony --
The state within the state --
Voting in the passive voice --
The hate that dared not speak its name --
A pundit who need never dine alone --
Hard on the houseboy --
New Orleans in a brown shirt --
Rioting in Mount Pleasant --
Billionaire populism --
The clemency of Clinton --
Clinton as Rhodesian --
Bill's Bills in Miami --
Realpolitik in the Gulf : a game gone tile --
Churchillian delusions --
No end of a lesson --
Befriending the Kurds --
Arise, Sir Norman --
Jewish in Damascus --
Songs fit for heroes --
Hating Sweden --
Squeezing Costa Rica --
The saviour --
Tio Sam --
The autumn of the patriarch --
Third thoughts --
Cretinismo Eroico --
The twilight of Panzerkommunismus --
Police mentality --
On the road to Timisoara --
Bricks in the wall --
The free market cargo cult --
How neo-conservatives perish --
Appointment in Sarajevo --
'Society' and its enemies --
Credibility politics : Sado-monetarist economics --
Union jackshirt : Ingham's conservative chic --
Neil Kinnock : defeat without honour --
Bribing and twisting. (Cont'd) How's the vampire? --
Charlie's angel --
Unhappy families --
Princess of dysfunction --
New York intellectuals and the prophet outcast --
Clubland intellectuals --
The 'We' fallacy --
Shouting anarchy --
Politically correct --
Friend of promise --
Booze and fags --
Nixon : maestro of resentment --
Kissinger : a touch of evil --
Berlin's mandate for Palestine --
Ghoul of Calcutta --
The life of Johnson --
A grave disappointment all around --
Too big for his boot --
P.J. O'Rourke : not funny enough --
Not funny enough (2) --
Warhol in one dimension --
Siding with Rushdie --
Goya's radical pessimism --
Degenerate art --
James Baldwin : humanity first --
Updike on the make --
P.G. Wodehouse in love, poverty and war --
Greene : where the shadow falls --
Kazuo Ishiguro --
Victor Serge --
C.L.R. James --
In defence of Daniel Deronda.
Responsibility: Christopher Hitchens.
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These essays explore the global turmoil of the last few years, ranging from political assassination in America to the end of Stalinism in Prague. A "rogue's gallery" provides portraits of Henry  Read more...


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