: The trial of Christopher Hitchens

by Richard Seymour
14th January, 2013

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Irascible and forthright, Christopher Hitchens stood out as a man determined to do just that. In his younger years, a career-minded socialist, he emerged from the smoke of 9/11 a neoconservative Marxist, an advocate of America's invasion of Iraq filled with passionate intensity. Throughout his life, he played the role of universal gadfly, whose commitment to the truth transcended the party line as well as received wisdom. But how much of this was imposture? In this highly critical study, Richard Seymour casts a cold eye over the career of the Hitch to uncover an intellectual trajectory determined by expediency and a fetish for power.
As an orator and writer, Hitchens offered something unique and highly marketable. But for all his professed individualism, he remains a recognizable historical type-the apostate leftist. Unhitched presents a rewarding and entertaining case study, one that is also a cautionary tale for our times. Richard Seymour lives, works and writes in London. He runs the Lenin's Tomb website, which comments on the War on Terror, Islamophobia and neoliberalism.

Details & Specs

Series: Counterblasts

Author: Richard Seymour

Publisher: Verso

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781844679904

Publication Date: 14th January, 2013

Pages: 134

Dimensions: 198 x 132 x 13 mm

Availability: Available, usually dispatched within 3 days

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