Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens (Counterblasts) - Richard Seymour epub, fb2, djvu download free
Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens (Counterblasts)
ISBN:184467990X
Author: Richard Seymour
ISBN13: 978-1844679904
Book Title: Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens (Counterblasts)
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PDF version size: 1883 kb
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
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Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens (Counterblasts) by Richard Seymour





Irascible and forthright, Christopher Hitchens stood out as a man determined to do just that. In his younger years, a career-minded socialist, he emerged from the smoke of 9/11 a neoconservative “Marxist,” an advocate of America’s invasion of Iraq filled with passionate intensity. Throughout his life, he played the role of universal gadfly, whose commitment to the truth transcended the party line as well as received wisdom. But how much of this was imposture? In this highly critical study, Richard Seymour casts a cold eye over the career of the “Hitch” to uncover an intellectual trajectory determined by expediency and a fetish for power.

As an orator and writer, Hitchens offered something unique and highly marketable. But for all his professed individualism, he remains a recognizable historical type—the apostate leftist. Unhitched presents a rewarding and entertaining case study, one that is also a cautionary tale for our times.