The Resource Christopher Hitchens and his critics : terror, Iraq, and the left, edited by Simon Cottee and Thomas Cushman ; with an afterword by Christopher Hitchens, (electronic resource)

Christopher Hitchens and his critics : terror, Iraq, and the left, edited by Simon Cottee and Thomas Cushman ; with an afterword by Christopher Hitchens, (electronic resource)

Label
Christopher Hitchens and his critics : terror, Iraq, and the left
Title
Christopher Hitchens and his critics
Title remainder
terror, Iraq, and the left
Statement of responsibility
edited by Simon Cottee and Thomas Cushman ; with an afterword by Christopher Hitchens
Contributor
Provider
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Christopher Hitchens - political journalist, cultural critic, public intellectual and self-described contrarian - is one of the most controversial and prolific writers of his generation. His most recent book, God Is Not Great, was on the New York Times bestseller list in 2007 for months. Like his hero, George Orwell, Hitchens is a tireless opponent of all forms of cruelty, ideological dogma, religious superstition and intellectual obfuscation. Once a socialist, he now refers to himself as an unaffiliated radical. As a thinker, Hitchens is perhaps best viewed as post-ideological, in that his intellectual sources and solidarities are strikingly various (he is an admirer of both Leon Trotsky and Kingsley Amis) and cannot be located easily at any one point on the ideological spectrum. Since leaving Britain for the United States in 1981, Hitchens's thinking has moved in what some see as contradictory directions, but he remains an unapologetic and passionate defender of the Enlightenment values of secularism, democracy, free expression, and scientific inquiry. The global turmoil of the recent past has provoked intense dispute and division among intellectuals, academics, and other commentators. Hitchens's writing during this time, particularly after 9/11, is an essential reference point for understanding the genesis and meaning of that turmoil - and the challenges that accompany it. This volume brings together Hitchens's most incisive reflections on the war on terror, the war in Iraq, and the state of the contemporary Left. It also includes a selection of critical commentaries on his work from his former leftist comrades, a set of exchanges between Hitchens and various left-leaning interlocutors (such as Studs Terkel, Norman Finkelstein, and Michael Kazin), and an introductory essay by the editors on the nature and significance of Hitchens's contribution to the world of ideas and public debate. In response, Hitchens provides an original afterword, written for this collection
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Index
index present
LC call number
HM554
LC item number
.C48 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cottee, Simon
  • Cushman, Thomas
  • Hitchens, Christopher
  • JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hitchens, Christopher
  • Hitchens, Christopher
  • Hitchens, Christopher
  • War and society
  • Terrorism
  • Liberalism
  • Liberalismus
  • Krieg
  • Terrorismus
  • Liberalism
  • Terrorism
  • War and society
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Essays
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
Label
Christopher Hitchens and his critics : terror, Iraq, and the left, edited by Simon Cottee and Thomas Cushman ; with an afterword by Christopher Hitchens, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hitchens on terror -- Hitchens on Iraq -- Hitchens on the left -- Critical responses and exchanges
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 365 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814762820
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt8jvmv7
  • A0F490D6-E13D-4041-BA29-2ABE2F1479D1
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795756237
  • (OCoLC)ocn795756237
Label
Christopher Hitchens and his critics : terror, Iraq, and the left, edited by Simon Cottee and Thomas Cushman ; with an afterword by Christopher Hitchens, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Hitchens on terror -- Hitchens on Iraq -- Hitchens on the left -- Critical responses and exchanges
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 365 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780814762820
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
  • 22573/ctt8jvmv7
  • A0F490D6-E13D-4041-BA29-2ABE2F1479D1
System control number
  • (OCoLC)795756237
  • (OCoLC)ocn795756237

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