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Love, poverty and war : journeys and essays

Author: Christopher Hitchens
Publisher: London : Atlantic ; New York : Nation, 2005.
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The point of departure for this book is an antique saying: life is incomplete unless love, poverty, and war have been experienced. In his introduction, Hitchens, one of the most controversial intellectuals of our day, reflects on how he has been touched by these discrepant states.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Hitchens
ISBN: 9781560255802 9781843544517 1560255803 1843544512
OCLC Number: 973676502
Description: xv, 475 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: I. Love --
The medals of his defeats --
A man of permanent contradictions --
The old man --
Huxley and Brave New World --
Greeneland --
Scoop --
The man of feeling --
The misfortune of poetry --
The acutest ear in Paris --
Joyce in bloom --
The immortal --
Americana --
It happened on sunset --
The ballad of Route 66 --
The adventures of Augie March --
Rebel ghosts --
America's poet? : Bob Dylan's achievement --
I fought the law in Bloomberg's New York --
For Patriot dreams --
II. Poverty --
Martha Inc. --
Scenes from an execution --
In sickness and by stealth --
The strange case of David Irving --
Why Americans are not taught history --
A hundred years of muggery --
Unfairenheit 9/11 : the lies of Michael Moore --
Virginity regained --
The divine one --
The devil and Mother Teresa --
Blessed are the phrasemakers --
Jewish powers, Jewish peril --
The future of an illusion --
The gospel according to Mel --
III. War --
The struggle of the Kurds --
Thunder in the Black Mountains --
Visit to a small planet --
Havana can wait --
The Clinton-Douglas debates --
We're still standing --
The morning after --
Against rationalization --
Of sin, the Left, & Islamic fascism --
A rejoinder to Noam Chomsky --
Blaming Bin Laden first --
The ends of war --
Pakistan : on the frontier of apocalypse --
Saddam's long good-bye --
A liberating experience.
Responsibility: Christopher Hitchens.


In the first part of this book, Christopher Hitchens confronts the legacy of Kipling, Trotsky and Churchill, and celebrates the work of Joyce, Proust and Borges. In then turns to Hitchen's journeys  Read more...


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"'Christopher Hitchens is a remarkable commentator. He jousts with fraudulence of every stripe and always wins. I regret he has only one life, one mind.' Joseph Heller; 'His allies, of whom I count Read more...

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