Opportunities

David Gilmour

  • Prepared for the worst: Selected Essays and Minority Reports by Christopher Hitchens
    Chatto, 357 pp, £15.95, April 1989, ISBN 0 7011 3459 3

Hitchens was right to go West. He needed lusher plains of political corruption across which to spread himself. He needed a country of wide horizons and myopic international vision. And he needed an administration of almost limitless power and quite exceptional stupidity. Then he could be happy, indulging in the lethal, jugulating kind of journalism at which he excels.

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