Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays (Nation Books)

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“I didn’t, I need to state, grow to be a journalist because there used to be no other ‘profession’ that would have me. I became a journalist because I didn’t wish to rely on newspapers for information.” Love, Poverty and War: Journeys and Essays showcases The usa’s leading polemicist’s rejection of consensus and cliché, whether he is reporting from in another country in Indonesia, Kurdistan, Iraq, North Korea, or Cuba, or when his pen is targeted mercilessly at the likes of William Clinton, Mother Theresa (“a fanatic, a fundamentalist and a fraud”), the Dalai Lama, Noam Chomsky, Mel Gibson and Michael Bloomberg. Hitchens started the nineties as a “darling of the left” but has grow to be more of an “unaffiliated radical” whose targets include those on the “left,” who he accuses of “fudging” the issue of military intervention in the Balkans, Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet, as Hitchens shows in his reportage, cultural and literary criticism, and opinion essays from the last decade, he has not jumped ship and joined the right but is faithful to the internationalist, contrarian and democratic ideals that have at all times informed his work.

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