Minority Report

Taking Sides Taking Sides

I suppose I can just about bear to watch the "inspections" pantomime a second time.

Sep 26, 2002 / Column / Christopher Hitchens

Appointment in Samarra? Appointment in Samarra?

How would people be discussing the issue of "regime change" in Iraq if the question were not being forced upon them by the Administration?

Sep 12, 2002 / Column / Christopher Hitchens

Hijackers I Have Known Hijackers I Have Known

I have met three hijackers in my life, and I hope I do not sound crabby and disillusioned if I add that the standard of hijacking is not what it used to be.

Aug 29, 2002 / Column / Christopher Hitchens

Macbeth in Mesopotamia Macbeth in Mesopotamia

Concerning the impending or perhaps imminent intervention in Iraq, we now inhabit a peculiar limbo, where the military options are known while the political and moral options are n...

Aug 1, 2002 / Column / Christopher Hitchens

Tinkering With the Death Machine Tinkering With the Death Machine

The essential case for the abolition of capital punishment has long been complete, whether it is argued as an overdue penal reform, as a shield against the arbitrary and the irrepa...

Jul 3, 2002 / Column / Christopher Hitchens

A Second Gilded Age A Second Gilded Age

Would it be too early to sense a sudden, uncovenanted shift against the corporate ethic, if ethic is the word? I can barely turn the page of a newspaper or magazine without strikin...

Jun 20, 2002 / Column / Christopher Hitchens

Oslo or Helsinki? Oslo or Helsinki?

The pervasive assumption among nearly all of Oslo's proponents was that the undemocratic nature of Yasser Arafat's regime, far from being an obstacle to peace, was actually a strat...

Jun 6, 2002 / Column / Christopher Hitchens

Knowledge (and Power) Knowledge (and Power)

For Senator Clinton to flourish a copy of the New York Post--the paper that has called her pretty much everything from Satanic to Sapphist--merely because it had the pungent headli...

May 23, 2002 / Column / Christopher Hitchens

The Real David Brock The Real David Brock

When incurable liberals like Todd Gitlin and Eric Alterman begin using the name Whittaker Chambers as a term of approbation, we are entitled to say that there has been what the Ger...

May 9, 2002 / Column / Christopher Hitchens

Single Standards Single Standards

Nothing is more to be despised, in a time of crisis, than the affectation of "evenhandedness." But there are two very nasty delusions and euphemisms gaining ground at pre...

Apr 25, 2002 / Column / Christopher Hitchens