Discusses the nature and significance of Hitchens's contribution to the world of ideas and public debate
Acknowledgments Introduction: Terror, Iraq, and the Left Part I: Hitchens on TerrorPart II: Hitchens on IraqPart III: Hitchens on the LeftPart IV: Critical Responses and Exchanges Afterword Christopher Hitchens About the Contributors Index
Thomas Cushman is Professor of Sociology at Wellesley College in Massachusetts and the founder and editor-at-large of the Journal of Human Rights. He has written or edited numerous books, including George Orwell Into the 21st Century, A Matter of Principle: Humanitarian Arguments for War in Iraq, and This Time We Knew: Western Responses to Genocide in Bosnia (NYU Press).
"Most of Hitchens's reasons for keeping the hawkish faith can be found in this collection ..." New York Review of Books "Hitchens' style is so dazzling it is easy to forget that it is rooted in a solid belief in secularism, feminism, and reason. These are the core principles of the Left and we have no choice but to defend them. As they are assaulted by psychopathic Islamists abroad and betrayed by empty headed phonies at home, it is good to know that Hitchens is on our side." Nick Cohen, columnist, The Observer "A priceless collection of Hitchens's key writings over the past few years." Andrei S. Markovits, University of Michigan