Letters to a Young Contrarian
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... show more
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.
Publish date: April 13th 2005
Publisher: Basic Books
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
Extrêmement enrichissant et bourré d'apprentissages. Une invitation à réfléchir, questionner, qui apprends non pas quoi penser mais bien comment penser. A mettre entre toutes les mains qui se veulent critiques ou acerbes.
Through the years reading Christopher Hitchens has been hit or miss for me. [b:Mortality|13529055|Mortality|Christopher Hitchens|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1337177391s/13529055.jpg|18446960] was amazing, but many other works basically unaccessible to me perhaps because they are all too cerebral a...
bookshelves: essays, nonfiction, published-2001, philosophy, spring-2014, tbr-busting-2014, epistolatory-diary-blog, fraudio, politics Read from March 04 to 19, 2014 rosado mp3Description: Written by: Christopher HitchensNarrated by: James AdamsLength: 3 hrs and 39 mins Format: UnabridgedDescri...
It is curious to see how Hitchens ended up being with Harris, Dawkins and Dennett in one camp, at least in the public imagination. I think it is crucial to flesh out the difference between the other three figures on one hand and Hitchens on the other. While the three champion (though it is arguable...
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