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Love, Poverty and War Journeys and Essays by Christopher Hitchens

Love, Poverty and War Journeys and Essays


Love, Poverty and War Journeys and Essays by Christopher Hitchens

I did not, I wish to state, become a journalist because there was no other 'profession' that would have me. I became a journalist because I did not want to rely on newspapers for information. Love, Poverty and War: Journeys and Essays showcases the Hitchens' rejection of consensus and cliche, whether he's reporting from abroad in Indonesia, Kurdistan, Iraq, North Korea, or Cuba, or when his pen is targeted mercilessly at the likes of William Clinton, Mother Theresa ( a fanatic, a fundamentalist and a fraud ), the Dalai Lama, Noam Chomsky, Mel Gibson and Michael Bloomberg. Hitchens began the nineties as a darling of the left but has become more of an unaffiliated radical whose targets include those on the left, who he accuses of fudging the issue of military intervention in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet, as Hitchens shows in his reportage, cultural and literary criticism, and opinion essays from the last decade, he has not jumped ship and joined the right but is faithful to the internationalist, contrarian and democratic ideals that have always informed his work.


Dazzling, and often very moving, writing from the 1990s by 'one of the most prolific, as well as brilliant, journalists of our time * Observer * An exceptional political polemicist * Prospect * Hitchens is just too damn good. * New Statesman *

About the Author

Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Visiting Professor in liberal studies at the New School in New York. He was named one of the world's 'Top 100 Public Intellectuals' by Foreign Policy and Prospect. His books include Love, Poverty & War and Blood, Class & Empire. Thomas Paine's Rights of Man and God Is Not Great were published by Atlantic Books.

Christopher Hitchens died in December 2011.

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10th August 2006


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Atlantic Books


496 pages


Literary essays
Politics & government



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