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    FREE READ · IDELTA.US í Christopher Hitchens PDF or EBOOK (Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens) IntroductionAll American Gods of Our Fathers The United States of Enlightenment The Private Jefferson Jefferson Versus the Muslim Pirates Benjamin Franklin Free and Easy John Brown The Man Who Ended Slavery Abraham Lincoln Misery's Child Mark Twain American Radical Upton Sinclair A Capitalist Primer JFK In Sickness and by Stealth Saul Bellow The Great Assimilator Vladimir Nabokov Hurricane Lolita John Updike Part One No

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Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

CHARACTERS ï Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens Nd others isbn 9780771041464 736 pages and has a text language like Englis. GAH I can t look away from this cover that Goodreads provided My copy of Arguably is plain blinding yellow which sometimes gives me a headache but at least it doesn t stare into my soul I feel sorry for anyone who actually owns a copy with this particular cover of doom on it Before his death I had a vague awareness of Christopher Hitchens having read some of his contributions to Vanity Fair but he never struck me as someone I should be paying close attention to until after he had died and I was reading some of his most memorable uotes online Click the link and read 11 It changed my entire perception of Hitchens and made me respect him so much I was raised Catholic and you simply do not criticize Mother friggin Teresa It just does not compute for us But the thing is he was absolutely right After I read that I decided that I had to read of Hitchens stuff The essays in this group are divided into sections first are a series of book reviews which are less about the books in uestion and critical essays on the various dead British men who are the subjects then a bunch of straightforward worshipful essays on mostly dead British male authors a bit entitled Amusements Annoyances and Disappointments which had I been in charge of this collection would have been titled Hitchens Bitchin tip your waitresses you ve been great foreign policy essays dealing mostly with the Middle East Legacies of Totalitarianism and finally a series of brief little essays on a wide range of subjects including a history of the King James Bible a discussion of the evolution of the word like and the joys of the phrase fuck offThey re not all awesome I freely admit that I skipped the essays on Edmund Burke Stephen Spender and Edward Said because I don t know who those guys aredon t know enough about them to make the essays compelling Hitchens can be unbelievably crotchety particularly in a piece where he whines about how much he hates it when a waiter interrupts dinner ie interrupts Hitchens speaking to pour wine for everyone at the table Also he has a remarkable tone deaf essay in which he laments that he isn t allowed to say the n word in any context without everyone getting mad at him And of course his infamous Why Women Aren t Funny essay is here and it s so mired in smugness and antiuated gender stereotypes that it s not even worth reading much less taking seriously I ll save you the time and tell you that Hitchens s argument boils down to women can t be funny because they re too preoccupied with having babies No really In fact Hitchens is pretty damn insufferable whenever he has to talk about women and he is especially irritating when he s discussing Middle Eastern women He has a terrible essay on why it s a good idea for France to ban buruas I personally prefer Jon Stewart s take on the issue which is that forbidding women to dress a certain way is just as bad as forcing them to do so and seems to be personally offended by the idea of any woman wearing a burua hijab or even a headscarf In fact whenever a Middle Eastern woman is mentioned in the book even if she s just been seen from a distance Hitchens has to make sure to let us know if she s wearing a headscarf This is weird because although he freuently seeks out other experts to weigh in on whatever topic he s writing about he even emailed Nora Ephron and Fran Lebowitz for their opinions on his hurr women can t tell jokes bullshit because apparently they are the funniest women Christopher Hitchens knows which makes me sad for a lot of reasons he never mentions asking a Muslim woman about why she does or doesn t wear a headscarf The idea that a woman would choose to wear a headscarf rather than being forced to doesn t seem to have occurred to HitchensBut everything else he writes about the Middle East is very very good and possibly the best essays in the entire collection are when he s discussing his experiences in Ira and Afghanistan there s a particularly stirring essay where Hitchens willingly allows himself to be waterboarded and reports on the experience And despite not always agreeing with it I was in constant awe of Hitchen s voice and its intelligent no bullshit tone One thing that at least can be said for Christopher Hitchens he does not condescend to his readers In fact he expects you to be as smart as he is and understand all of his references and jokes and I ll admit that I couldn t always keep up Also admirable is his absolute refusal to cave to any sentimentality he calls the aftermath of the Virginia Tech shootings an exhausting national sob festNot that he s heartless One of the most moving essays is about the uses of Agent Orange during the Vietnam War and what Hitchens saw when he visited victims who were permanently disfigured because of the chemical I ll give the last word to Hitchens and let him describe the experience himself because there s really no better way to demonstrate what a talented brilliant and secretly compassionate man he wasAt a school full of children who made sign language to one another or who couldn t sit still or who couldn t move much at all or who couldn t see or couldn t hearI was then asked if I would like to say a few words through an interpreter to the assembly I uite like a captive audience but I didn t trust myself to say a fucking thing Several of the children in the front row were so wizened and shrunken that they looked as if they could be my seniors I swear to you that Jim Natchway has taken photographs as one of his few rivals Philip Jones Griffiths also took photographs that simply cannot be printed in this magazine because they would poison your sleep as they have poisoned mine A Lane to the Land of the Dead And Other Stories of the Supernatural Puffin Teenage Fiction doesn t stare into my soul I feel sorry for anyone who actually owns a copy with this particular cover of Aux Etats Unis d'Afriue doom on it Before his Rumen Microbiology death I had a vague awareness of Christopher Hitchens having read some 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