Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Too late, Christopher Hitchens

Hitchens is mega, mega wrong on many things these days, though I think he's right about religion. Anyway, Opus this week greatly amused me. For one thing, the ad hominem of this blog title seems to be used an awful lot in Decent blogs (with "Christopher Hitchens" amended to "George Galloway" of course).

BTW, Hitchens' stridency is not misplaced while Huckabee is still in the Republican race. Via Mike Power. And if there's anyone scarier than that - it's this guy. Via C4 News.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ad hominem is right. Amusing little post, with good links. Why is Hitch right and wrong? I, for one, would like to read the arguments.

But, wouldn't it be scary if, at the End of Days, Cruise was right... and L. Ron, with alien bodyguards, passed judgment on Hitchens's CV...

1/17/2008 06:22:00 AM  
Anonymous ARK said...

Ad hominem is right. Amusing little post, with good links. Why is Hitch right and wrong? I, for one, would like to read the arguments.

But, wouldn't it be scary if, at the End of Days, Cruise was right... and L. Ron, with alien bodyguards, passed judgment on Hitchens's CV...

1/17/2008 06:23:00 AM  
Blogger ejh said...

Funny, just the other day I was recalling that Hitchens wrote a book on Bill Clinton called "No-One Left To Lie To".

This is because I am considering writing one about Oxford United called "No-One Left To Lose To."

1/17/2008 10:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

speaking of 'accusations of being George Galloway', has anyone been following the Ken Livingstone thread on Harry's Place?

http://hurryupharry.bloghouse.net/archives/cat_the_left.html#007753

in which David T spends ages writing an article about how hateful Ken Livingstone is, is asked on three separate occasions who he is going to vote for in the mayoral elections and it transpires that he is 'strongly attached to following the Labour party line', the only instance of not doing so was voting for... Livingstone, and he is going to vote for him again. Not sure what the point of the blog is, underlined by his response to my first comment (as mastershake) - 'oh, come off it'.

other HP regulars claim that they would 'rather throw their lot in with the devil [ie Boris, whose racism they curiously seem happy with as opposed to Ken's 'anti-semitism'] than vote for Ken. And yet what is their main objection to him?

that he's... abandoned his political principles based on personal dislikes!

1/18/2008 06:00:00 PM  
Blogger cian said...

Looking back, that book on Clinton is probably when he started to move towards the dark side. The whole book reads like it was sourced from the Drudge report.

1/19/2008 01:35:00 PM  
Blogger Bruschettaboy said...

I think that Hitch and Drudge Report were both feeding at the same trough of the American Spectator's "Arkansas Project" (it will be interesting to see how Aaro deals with the whole Clinton-hate thing in his forthcoming book on conspiracy theories). The strange thing to me is that Hitchens, IIRC, doesn't even mention the one genuine and genuinely awful scandal that Clinton was caught up in - the whole controversy and cover-up over the use of Mena airfield in Arkansas for cocaine-smuggling, shipping arms to the Contras and all sorts of other murky activity. The Spectator goons had good reason not to mention this because obviously a CIA/Contra scandal would have been just as bad for George Bush Sr as for Clinton, but Hitchens didn't and that is really quite surprising since he must have known about it - at the time he was still mates with Alexander Cockburn who wrote reams and reams about Mena.

1/19/2008 02:12:00 PM  

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