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 decided 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 jam-packed with passionate depth. all through his existence, he performed the function of common gadfly, whose dedication to the reality transcended the social gathering line in addition to got knowledge. yet how a lot of this used to be imposture? during this hugely severe learn, Richard Seymour casts a chilly eye over the profession of the “Hitch” to discover an highbrow trajectory made up our minds via expediency and a fetish for power.

As an orator and author, Hitchens provided whatever special and hugely marketable. yet for all his professed individualism, he continues to be a recognizable old type—the apostate leftist. Unhitched provides a lucrative and exciting case learn, one who can also be a cautionary story for our instances.

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