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Hitch-22 : Christopher Hitchens

Further proof that erudition does not equal intelligence.

Despite a moving account of his youth, the book devolves into an extended rationalization of Hitchens’s approval of the Iraq invasion by his adopted country, the United States. That and the book’s meaningless, arbitrary title undermine its narrative and its pretension to intellectual rigor, by unfairly borrowing from Joseph Heller who actually had something more substantial and less self-absorbed to say.

I expected more.

Report card: C

 

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