For the Sake of Argument: Essays and Minority Reports by Christopher Hitchens

By Christopher Hitchens

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Publish yr note: First released in 1993

The worldwide turmoil of the overdue Nineteen Eighties and early Nineties critically validated each analyst and commentator. Few wrote with such perception as Christopher Hitchens concerning the huge occasions - or with such discernment and wit concerning the small tell-tale indicators of a disordered tradition.

First released in 1993, the writings in For the Sake of Argument variety from the political squalor of Washington to the twilight of Stalinizm in Prague, from the Jewish zone of Damascus within the aftermath of the Gulf warfare to the embattled barrios of imperative the US. Hitchens offers re-assessments of Graham Greene, P. G. Woodhouse and C. L. R. James, and his rogues' gallery supplies us pics of Henry Kissinger, mom Theresa and P. J. O'Rouke.

The addition of items on political assassination in the US, in addition to a devastating indictment of the evisceration of politics through pollsters and spin medical professionals, and an pleasing get together of booze and fags, whole this amazing assortment from a author of unrivaled expertise.

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The point about the local buffoons is that if things go wrong, they can be blamed and scapegoated. And, with all the cunning of the subordinate, they in turn can blame the loftier powers for their own share in the colony’s misfortunes. There is a sort of buck-passing symbiosis involved, with the national Establishment saying, in effect, Whaddaya expect? and the local operators claiming selfpityingly that the blue-bloods have a down on them that dates back to plantation days. During the street-murder mania of last spring, it was impossible not to notice this backing and filling, this reciprocal disowning of a city and a community.

The boy, of course, was called Kim. A continuous emphasis, then, is placed on the concept of ‘doubling’ and division. It’s expressed as a duet between ‘Alpha’ and ‘Omega’, which may not be as obvious as at first appears since ‘Omega’ was the name of the most envenomed Cuban exile organization. Homosexuality ‘fits’ here – even, on one occasion, androgyny – as being supposedly conducive to concealment and ambivalence. Other-gender infidelity, too, can be conscripted. So can the double life led by the ‘businessmen’ and ‘entertainers’ linked to organized crime.

All this talk of Washington transport brings to mind a comment by that well-known ornament of high Republicanism, the late John Mitchell. ’ . It was around this time, we now know, that Mitchell received $75,000 in consulting fees from the corrupt and slack-run Department of Housing and Urban Development – an agency whose budget Reagan had already slashed but which once harboured the idea that men and women shouldn’t be spending the night in places like Lincoln Park. Marion Barry tends to reward people who have done him personal favours – people like developer Jeffrey N.

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