It sounds like a cliché. “If Hitchens didn’t exist,” wrote Ian McEwan, “we wouldn’t be able to invent him.”
I’m looking at Christopher Hitchens’ latest book. On the front-cover he’s smoking and (my guess) sending secret smoke signals to neo-conservatives. And yet, in the world of politics, no-one appears more complicated than Christopher Hitchens because of [...]
A recent headline in the Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail reads â€œAmy Goodman’s Border Woes Have Americans in a Tizzy.â€ Really? Because this is the first Iâ€™ve heard of it.
Donâ€™t know who Amy Goodman is? Youâ€™re not alone. As host of the television/radio program Democracy Now! (undoubtedly the most ironic misnomer in the history [...]