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Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens: Book Review

In Letters to a Young Contrarian, bestselling author and world-class provocateur Christopher Hitchens inspires the radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, and angry young (wo)men of tomorrow. Exploring the entire range of “contrary positions”–from noble dissident to gratuitous nag–Hitchens introduces the next generation to the minds and the misfits who influenced him, invoking such mentors as Emile Zola,

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Mortality by Christopher Hitchens: Book Review

Throughout the course of his ordeal battling esophageal cancer, Hitchens adamantly and bravely refused the solace of religion, preferring to confront death with both eyes open. In this account of his affliction, he describes the torments of illness, discusses its taboos, and explores how disease transforms experience and changes our relationship to the world around

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No One Left to Lie to: The Values of the Worst Family by Christopher Hitchens: Book Review

In No One Left to Lie To, Christopher Hitchens portrays President Bill Clinton as one of the most ideologically skewed and morally negligent politicians of recent times. In a blistering polemic which shows that Clinton was at once philanderer and philistine, crooked and corrupt, Hitchens challenges perceptions – of liberals and conservatives alike – of this

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The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice by Christopher Hitchens: Book Review

“It is past time that she [Mother Teresa] was subjected to the rational critique that she has evaded so arrogantly and for so long.” This final statement made in the Afterword of this sharp whip-crack of a book is the reason for both its existence, and the reading of its content. So often, whether we

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