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Monday, November 08, 2004

Hitchens essays

Had an interesting conversation with Prasad over dinner last night, where he expanded on the ideas behind his comment. Some of the topics: Fukuyama's "End of History"; how that plays into the neo-con argument for remaking the Middle East; Bush as an unwitting Napoleon in that regard; Cheney and Rumsfeld's view of oil after their experience in the Ford Administration. I'll have to try to write up a recap.

For now, just wanted to post some of Christopher Hitchens's recent essays. They're not something I've been keeping up with. I usually slog through CH's lengthy literary essays in The Atlantic, but I haven't been keeping up with his political commentary. If we consider ourselves in opposition to the Bush administration, we need to deal with thoughtful arguments in favor of their policies. I'm beginning to realize that such things do exist, and CH seems to be one of (the few?) people offering them.

Here's a collection from Slate:

Bush's Secularist Triumph
The left apologizes for religious fanatics. The president fights them.
By Christopher Hitchens
Posted Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004, at 7:34 AM PT

My Endorsement and Osama's Video
The news in Bin Laden's comments had nothing to do with our election.
By Christopher Hitchens
Posted Monday, Nov. 1, 2004, at 7:41 AM PT

In Front of Your Nose
Yes, Saddam did have terrorist connections.
By Christopher Hitchens
Posted Monday, Oct. 25, 2004, at 12:22 PM PT

Flirting With Disaster
The vile spectacle of Democrats rooting for bad news in Iraq and Afghanistan.
By Christopher Hitchens
Posted Monday, Sept. 27, 2004, at 11:35 AM PT

Not Even a Hedgehog
The stupidity of Ronald Reagan.
By Christopher Hitchens
Posted Monday, June 7, 2004, at 10:03 AM PT

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