Love, Poverty and War
Journeys and Essays
The departure point for this book is an antique saying: life is complete unless love, poverty and war have been experienced. In 'Love', Christopher Hitchens celebrates the work of Joyce, Proust and Borges. 'Poverty' includes a series of devastating assessments of Michael Moore and the cult of the Kennedys. The book's final section, 'War', contains biting reportage from North Korea, Pakistan and Iraq.
- Table of Contents
Love The medals of his defeats p. 3 A man of permanent contradictions p. 29 The old man p. 43 Huxley and Brave New World p. 55 Greeneland p. 69 Scoop p. 77 The man of feeling p. 87 The misfortune of poetry p. 99 The acutest ear in Paris p. 109 Joyce in bloom p. 123 The immortal p. 131 Americana It happened on sunset p. 143 The ballad of Route 66 p. 155 The adventures of Augie March p. 179 Rebel ghosts p. 191 America's poet? : Bob Dylan's achievement p. 201 I fought the law in Bloomberg's New York p. 211 For Patriot dreams p. 219 Poverty Martha Inc. p. 229 Scenes from an execution p. 235 In sickness and by stealth p. 247 The strange case of David Irving p. 255 Why Americans are not taught history p. 265 A hundred years of muggery p. 279 Unfairenheit 9/11 : the lies of Michael Moore p. 289 Virginity regained p. 301 The divine one p. 305 The devil and Mother Teresa p. 309 Blessed are the phrasemakers p. 319 Jewish powers, Jewish peril p. 323 The future of an illusion p. 333 The gospel according to Mel p. 339 War The struggle of the Kurds p. 351 Thunder in the Black Mountains p. 365 Visit to a small planet p. 373 Havana can wait p. 387 The Clinton-Douglas debates p. 397 We're still standing p. 403 The morning after p. 407 Against rationalization p. 411 Of sin, the Left, & Islamic fascism p. 415 A rejoinder to Noam Chomsky p. 421 Blaming Bin Laden first p. 429 The ends of war p. 433 Pakistan : on the frontier of apocalypse p. 437 Saddam's long good-bye p. 451 A liberating experience p. 463 Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.
- Product Details
Number Of Pages: 496
Published: 17th November 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9 x 4.0
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1
- About the Author
Born on April 13, 1949 in Portsmouth, England, Christopher Hitchens wrote for a variety of English magazines before moving to the United States in 1981. Hitchens established himself as one of the leading intellectual writers of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, willing to offend his readership with his controversial positions on matters such as religion, art, politics, war and literature.
Hitchens died on December 15, 2011, from complications arising from oesophageal cancer. His death prompted tributes and eulogies from a range of public figures, including Tony Blair, Richard Dawkins, Martin Amis, James Fenton, and Stephen Fry.
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