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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 : Atlantic Books, 2014.
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The global turmoil of the late 1980s and early 1990s severely tested every analyst and commentator. Few wrote with such insight as Christopher Hitchens about the large events - or with such discernment and wit about the small tell-tale signs of a disordered culture. First published in 1993, the writings in For the Sake of Argument range from the political squalor of Washington to the twilight of Stalinizm in Prague,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Hitchens, Christopher.
For the Sake of Argument : Essays and Minority Reports.
New York : Atlantic Books Ltd, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 9781782394976 1782394974
OCLC Number: 896116794
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication Page; Contents; Introduction; 1. Studies in Demoralization; 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 Dare 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; 2. The Power and the Glory; Realpolitik in the Gulf: A Game Gone Tilt; Churchillian Delusions. No End of a LessonBefriending the Kurds; Arise, Sir Norman; Jewish in Damascus; Songs Fit For Heroes; Hating Sweden; Squeezing Costa Rica; The Saviour; Tio Sam; The Autumn of Patriarch; Third Thoughts; 3. The Cunning History; Cretinismo Eroico; The Twilight of Panzerkommunismus; Police Mentality; On the Road to Timşoara; Bricks in the Wall; The Free Market Cargo Cult; Now Neo-conservatives Perish; Appointment in Sarajevo; 4. No Class: Toryism Today; 'Society' and Its Enemies; Credibility Politics: Sado-Monetarist Economics; Union Jackshirt: Ingham's Conservative Chic. Neil Kinnock: Defeat Without HonourBribing and Twisting; 5. Coach Into Pumpkin: The Fairy Tale Reviewed; How's the Vampire?; Charlie's Angel; Unhappy Families; Princess of Dysfunction; 6. Ideas and Interests; New York Intellectuals and the Prophet Outcast; Clubland Intellectuals; The 'We' Fallacy; Shouting Anarchy; Politically Correct; Friend of Promise; Booze and Fags; 7. Rogues' Gallery; 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 Round; Too Big For His Boot. P.J. O'Rourke: Not Funny EnoughNot Funny Enough (2); Warhol in One Dimension; 8. Critical Resources; 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; Index; About the Author.
Responsibility: Christopher Hitchens.


The test of this kind of book is for the reader to be able to open it anywhere and be drawn into the argument; it's a test that Hitchens passes time and time again... He can be devilishly funny,  Read more...


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Displays the intelligence, invective and stubborn common sense Mr Hitchens brings to his commentaries, be they about the political scene in Washington, the soap-opera travail of the British Royal Read more...

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