Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens (Counterblasts)

Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens (Counterblasts)

Richard Seymour


Irascible and forthright, Christopher Hitchens stood out as a guy made up our minds to do exactly that. In his more youthful years, a career-minded socialist, he emerged from the smoke of Sep 11 a neoconservative “Marxist,” an recommend of America’s invasion of Iraq choked with passionate depth. all through his existence, he performed the function of common gadfly, whose dedication to the reality transcended the celebration line in addition to got knowledge. yet how a lot of this used to be imposture? during this hugely serious research, Richard Seymour casts a chilly eye over the profession of the “Hitch” to discover an highbrow trajectory decided through expediency and a fetish for power.

As an orator and author, Hitchens provided anything distinct and hugely marketable. yet for all his professed individualism, he continues to be a recognizable historic type—the apostate leftist. Unhitched provides a profitable and exciting case research, person who can be a cautionary story for our instances.

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