16 July 2005

Half Sozzled

Christopher Hitchen's gives an amusing performance here, even half sozzled and I think the key part of the exchange with Ron Reagan is:

" If you make the mistake that I thought I heard you making just before we came on the air, of attributing rationality or a motive to this, and to say that it's about anything but itself, you make a great mistake, and you end up where you ended up, saying that the cause of terrorism is fighting against it, the root cause, I mean."

(Hat tip: DSTPW)

Whilst I rarely ever agree with Hitchen, he is amusing and intelligence, although I wish he would try some milk thistle before his liver gives out.

3 comments:

Steve said...

While I would agree Hitchens can go ' off ' on certain subjects , on balance , I agree with him . In the US we are subjected to self righteous cant , insipid slogans , or canned political slogans , relentlessly . For me ( despite his faults ) Hitchens is a breath of refreshing air

ModernityBlog said...

I find Hitchens funny and he is smart but I'll be honest and say I am not too keen on middle-class public school types*, but I do make an exception for Hitchens and he is 100 times better than Galloway


*I know I should be more tolerant but **** it old habits die hard

ModernityBlog said...

I just hope Hitchens looks after his health a bit more, I'd like him to see out Galloway by a few years