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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 204:  Ben Burgis on the Rightward Shift of Christopher Hitchens

THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 204: Ben Burgis on the Rightward Shift of Christopher Hitchens

Update: 2021-11-05
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Christopher Hitchens was once the darling of the political left. After dalliances with Trotskyism at Oxford University, he emerged as a titan of left-wing journalism both in Great Britain and, later, in the United States. During the 1980s, he deployed his acerbic wit to critique the American empire to great effect. He also played the role of an iconoclast, writing exposés on public figures ranging from Henry Kissinger to Mother Theresa. However, in the final years of his life, his politics seem to have metamorphosed as he emerged as a supporter of the War on Terrorism and George W Bush’s imperial misadventure in Iraq. What shaped Christopher Hitchens’s political journey? How and why did he end up on the side of the neoconservative project? And how might we understand his legacy?


 
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Will Shogren

"Gore Fidel" nice Freudian slip, Ben.

Nov 5th
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THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 204:  Ben Burgis on the Rightward Shift of Christopher Hitchens

THIS IS REVOLUTION>podcast Ep. 204: Ben Burgis on the Rightward Shift of Christopher Hitchens

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