For over 40 years, Christopher Hitchens wrote, with passionate commitment, on matters that others feared to broach. This assortment of essays spans his whole career and encompasses his writing on politics, literature, and religion. It is the most comprehensive collection of Hitchens' work, and contains all aspects of his wide repertoire as journalist, polemicist, and critic.
Divided into sections such as "All American", "Eclectic Affinities", and "Foreign Quarrels", it contains his views on subjects ranging from Clinton to Kissinger, Powell to Proust. Hitchens' life was one of defiance, wit, courage, and humility. He was a voice of reason, making his indelible and brilliant mark on politics and literature on both sides of the Atlantic. While his many books exist as a formidable legacy, it is his mastery of short-form journalism and criticism that constitute his lasting claim to greatness - and make Arguably a unique and not-to-be-missed anthology.
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After having listened to two other titles written and read by Christopher Hitchens this finished off an insatiable desire to hear this mans views on a wide range of topics.Also worth looking up his work on youtube in the defence of atheism. Agreat mind which will be badly missed.
"Arguably" is a collection of essays by Christopher Hitchens on a variety of topics including waterboarding, Iraq and literature. The essays are interesting and often right in substance and you might get a few tips on books worth reading from them too. Simon Prebble reads the book clearly and with appropriate emphasis.
I downloaded this audio book after reading several of Hitchens books. I can unequivocally state that I was not disappointed. He writes with acerbic wit, never shirking in saying what he thinks heedless of those he may anger. More often than not, his analysis is accurate and thought provoking.
Agree with him or not, he is worth listening to!
Hitchens breadth of knowledge is incredible. It is hard to imagine how he found the time to acquire it all, given the endless writing, touring and debating he engaged in. In this collection of essays he mostly covers literature, politics, religion and history. You can listen to one every so often, coming back to the book whenever you have a spare twenty minutes or so and want to immerse yourself in some thought provoking ideas. There can be few ways to get better value out of your Audible credits. The narrator does a good job too. Though it is a pity there is. I longer the option of listening to the man himself.
I wasnt a fan but I was intrigued and then delighted as Hitchens is a much more subtle, various and dogmatic a writer than I had thought. Here is plenty, funny, provoking, and passionate.
While I wouldn't say in this collection of essays that there's something for everyone, it's almost the case.
Hitchens is a great writer with a great mind who was taken from us too soon. Even when he expresses an opinion you don't agree with he puts it so well that you can't help but nod your head.
Simple put - this collection of essays has made me smarter, as all of Hitchens works have done.
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