Thursday, September 11, 2003

Norman Finkelstein: Hitchens as Model Apostate

politics > opportunism
I used to enjoy Hitchens' writings (on some issues I still do). But his conversion to neo-conservative insanity has been spectacular. Finkelstein describes very nicely the profile of the professional apostate. Applies perfectly to quite a few folks over here as well...
"In contrast to bursting windbags like Vaclav Havel, Hitchens is too smart to take his vaporizings seriously. It's almost an inside joke as he signals each ridiculous point with the assertion that it's 'obvious.' "

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