Christopher Hitchens Quote
“Every campaign, Garry Wills once wrote, taught Nixon the same lesson: mobilize resentment against those in power. History taught the same to many conservative and reactionary populist movements, whose real attitude to those in power and authority was one of a servile, envious, vicarious adoration.”
Nixon: Maestro of Resentment (1990) - For the Sake of Argument: Essays and Minority Reports (1993)
God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (2007)
“A good liar must have a good memory. Kissinger is a stupendous liar with a remarkable memory.”
The Trial of Henry Kissinger. 2002. LCC E840.8.K58 H58 2001. ISBN 1859846319. OCLC 46240330.
“And yet, I wake up every day to a sensation of pervading disgust and annoyance. I probably ought to carry around some kind of thermometer or other instrument, to keep checking that I am not falling prey to premature curmudgeonhood.”
Love, Poverty, and War: Journeys and Essays. 2004. ISBN 1560255803. OCLC 56991027.
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsChristopher Hitchens
Born: April 13, 1949
Died: December 15, 2011 (age 62)
Occupation: Author, writer, journalist
Bio: Christopher Eric Hitchens was an English American author and journalist whose career spanned more than four decades. Hitchens, often referred to colloquially as Hitch was a columnist and literary critic for New Statesman, The Atlantic, The Nation, The Daily Mirror, The Times Literary Supplement, Free Inquiry, and Vanity Fair. He was an author of twelve books and five collections of essays.
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