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  • February 1, 2001

    Wiesel Words

    Is there a more contemptible poseur and windbag than Elie Wiesel? I suppose there may be. But not, surely, a poseur and windbag who receives (and takes as his due) such grotesque deference on moral questions.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • January 18, 2001

    Deep in the Heart of Texas

    George W. Bush's and Dick Cheney's 'hearts' are in the right place.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • December 14, 2000

    Rogue Washington

    It has created a menacing image of North Korea for its own purposes.

    Christopher Hitchens

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  • November 16, 2000

    What Crisis?

    There’s an easy way to take your own pulse, and that of anyone you know, concerning the vertiginous events of the night of November 7. Was the apparent non-outcome really a "mess" or a crisis? Or was the pre-existing system a sordid mess and a crisis waiting to happen? If you choose the second explanation, then the meltdown of all the fixers and self-appointed gatekeepers and pseudo-experts, as well as being a source of joy, is also an unparalleled opportunity, an occasion for a long-postponed national seminar on democracy and how to get it.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • October 19, 2000

    Democratic Centralism

    "When the ax came into the woods, the trees all said, ‘Well, at least the handle is one of us.’" There is more intellectual content in this old Turkish folk warning than in the entire output of the "lesser evil" school. Here comes Albert Gore Jr., striding purposefully toward us with a big chopper resting easily on his shoulder.

    Christopher Hitchens

  • September 24, 2000

    Why Dubya Can’t Read

    The poor guy is obviously dyslexic, and dyslexic to the point of near-illiteracy.

    Christopher Hitchens