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Letters to a Young Contrarian From Bestselling Author And Provocateur Christopher Hitchens, The Classic Guide To The Art Of Principled Dissent And DisagreementInLetters To A Young Contrarian, Bestselling Author And World Class Provocateur Christopher Hitchens Inspires The Radicals, Gadflies, Mavericks, Rebels, And Angry Young Wo Men Of Tomorrow Exploring The Entire Range Of Contrary Positions From Noble Dissident To Gratuitous Nag Hitchens Introduces The Next Generation To The Minds And The Misfits Who Influenced Him, Invoking Such Mentors As Emile Zola, Rosa Parks, And George Orwell As Is His Trademark, Hitchens Pointedly Pitches Himself In Contrast To Stagnant Attitudes Across The Ideological Spectrum No Other Writer Has Matched Hitchens S Understanding Of The Importance Of Disagreement To Personal Integrity, To Informed Discussion, To True Progress, To Democracy Itself

About the Author: Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Eric Hitchens was an English born American author, journalist, and literary critic He was a contributor to Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, World Affairs, The Nation, Slate, Free Inquiry and a variety of other media outlets Hitchens was also a political observer, whose best selling books the most famous being God Is Not Great made him a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits He was

10 thoughts on “Letters to a Young Contrarian

  1. says:

    Death hath wrought a pernicious dent in the erudite and intellectual world Hitchens will not be one to be soon forgotten, nor ever replaced but emulated, definitely Let me stop you before you roll your eyes Yes, I am providing my belated, unasked for, and pedantic tribute to the late Hitch, but this is as approp

  2. says:

    Christopher Hitchens was my 5 star author hero Everything he wrote I had to ration how much I read at a time so I could savour his writing, his pronouncements, his humour and his wisdom This book was but a pale shadow of his others and I couldn t finish it I may one day pick it up again.Although Hitchens is often the sta

  3. says:

    It is curious to see how Hitchens ended up being with Harris, Dawkins and Dennett in one camp, at least in the public imagination I think it is crucial to flesh out the difference between the other three figures on one hand and Hitchens on the other While the three champion though it is arguable how much they adhere to empiricism

  4. says:

    The book I ve probably read times than any other I consistently go back to it when in times of crisis or when I need a mental recharging The thing I love about Hitchens is the fact that no matter what you think about him, he has lived a full life There s no stone unturned intellectually, verbally, hell geographically He truly has read an

  5. says:

    Through the years reading Christopher Hitchens has been hit or miss for me Mortality was amazing, but many other works basically unaccessible to me perhaps because they are all too cerebral and the subjects fail to interest me I remember Hitchens on a Bill Maher show on HBO where he was a guest and argued with the audience for almost the entire pr

  6. says:

    Every once in awhile one s brain gets a kick start and sometimes the resulting vibration opens a stubbornly closed door Revelations ensue.It happened many years ago when I was a college freshman, under the tutelage of philosophy 101 professor, Gary Boelkins, at Marquette University in Milwaukee, as I began to grasp the concepts of Plato One minute I was ba

  7. says:

    There are two basic ways to approach this book First, there s reading it as an inspirational tract on living a life of contrariness and dissent and all the baggage that comes with such a life Secondly, one could read this as a treatise on several of Christopher Hitchens favorite topics, ranging from misspent socialist youth to his journalism days to the preview of

  8. says:

    I could extract a handful of great quotations but generally found its subtlety muddled and the italicized foreign phrases snotty and maybe he used tautology too often for me to really get all psyched How many times can extirpate be used too A proper contrarian wouldn t unconditionally applaud his exhortations A little disappointed, really thought it d be fun He s not a fan

  9. says:

    I loved reading this book There s probably no political commentary I enjoy reading or watching, for that matter than that of Christopher Hitchens No one is quite as good at being condescending and disagreeable and intelligent and hilarious all at once His talent for making people look stupid is enviable.

  10. says:

    I miss Christopher Hitchens Never has the world needed him , and never has his absence been so palpable This book provides a sliver of light into the massive mind of Mr Hitchens and reminds us all that contrarian is a label reserved for those who dare to think.

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