'As soon as we abandon our own reason', wrote Bertrand Russell, 'and are content
to rely upon authority, there is no end to our troubles.'
For over forty years, Christopher Hitchens has proclaimed truth where others have spun falsehood and written, with passionate commitment, on matters that others fear to broach. This volume of essays encompasses Hitchens' writing over the past decade on politics, literature and religion.
In Arguably Hitchens explores a wide range of cultural and political issues, past and present. His fresh perceptions of figures as diverse as Charles Dickens, Karl Marx, Rebecca West and Philip Larkin are matched in brilliance by his acerbic discussions and intrepid observations, gathered over a lifetime of travelling and reporting from destinations such as Iran, China and Pakistan.
Hitchens' life has above all else been one of defiance and wit, courage and humility: in an age of digital punditry and twenty-four hour hucksterism, he has been a voice of reason amid the clamour, making an indelible mark on politics and literature on both sides of the Atlantic. Arguably is the indispensible companion to the Anglosphere's pre-eminent political writer.
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Review: Arguably: Selected EssaysUser Review - Goodreads
I miss Hitchens and I'm glad to have devoured this anthology of essays over the past few weeks. Followed well on Hitch-22 and god Is Not Good. What a mind. What a writer. What a thinker, provocateur ...
Review: Arguably: Selected EssaysUser Review - Erez Davidi - Goodreads
Someone once said that you can often disagree with Hitchens, yet, you will never find him boring. This saying about Hitchens is a rather accurate description of this collection of essays as well. The ... Read full review