Tuesday, July 6

Two Little Words

I've always admired Christopher Hitchens. Not for his politics; a reconstructed Trotskyite may as well be an unreconstructed conservative — there's no place interesting to go when you start from there. Rather, I enjoy the master polemicist responsible for a superb hatchet job on the fanatical Mother Theresa (see the book).

Most recently he traces the roots of modern discourse to the subtle influences of the British Empire.

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