9780465030330

Letters to a Young Contrarian

ISBN 10: 0465030335 / 0-465-03033-5
ISBN 13: 9780465030330
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 2005
Binding: Softcover
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Synopsis:

A witty, wise, biting, and completely individual meditation on what it means to think, live, and be to the contrary.

In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.

This book explores the entire range of "contrary positions"-from noble dissident to gratuitous pain in the butt. In an age of overly polite debate bending over backward to reach a happy consensus within an increasingly centrist political dialogue, Hitchens pointedly pitches himself in contrast.
He bemoans the loss of the skills of dialectical thinking evident in contemporary society. He understands the importance of disagreement-to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress-heck, to democracy itself. Epigrammatic, spunky, witty, in your face, timeless and timely, this book is everything you would expect from a mentoring contrarian.


Review:

"At his best, Hitchens exhibits precisely the combination of indignation and intellect that he recommends to others. His book is well stocked with memorable formulations."

Alexander Star, New York Times Book Review, 12/09/2001

Review:

"Arch as the conception may be, the execution is winningly and accessibly conversational....Although Christopher Hitchens has produced a wonderful primer for any journalistic polemicist, he has also written the one work every professional politician should be made to read."

Michael Gove, Times Literary Supplement, 03/15/2002

 

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