Christopher Hitchens wrote for New Statesmen, the Times Literary Supplement, Vanity Fair, Atlantic Monthly and London Review of Books. This collection of 48 essays is published in book form for the first time and probably represents the last of his work.
- Christopher Hitchens
Hitchens was a long time writer of the left, in due course he fell out with many of his fellow travellers over his support for the Iraq war. A consistent strand of anti Zionism was complicated by discovering his mother's Jewish ancestry (!).
The essays range from Ernesto (Che) Guevara to Ian Fleming. Colin Powell and Rosa Luxemberg would rub uneasy shoulders, while subjects include the Spirit of Christmas and Hezbollah. The final essay on patriotism is likely to find thin support on the website.
The book is priced at £20.00 in hardback although kindle and paperback versions are also on Amazon.
Bit of an unusual book for review on this site ,perhaps the short essay format might make it a good choice for the commuter's briefcase.