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The First New Collection of Essays Since 2004

"A brilliant collection of some of the finest recent writing by America's foremost rhetorical pugilist." Village Voice



The first new book of essays by Christopher Hitchens since 2004, ARGUABLY offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers, widely admired for the clarity of his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking. Topics range from ruminations on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men to the haunting science fiction of J.G. Ballard; from the enduring legacies of Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell to the persistent agonies of antiSemitism and jihad. Hitchens even looks at the recent financial crisis and argues for the enduring relevance of Karl Marx. The book forms a bridge between the two parallel enterprises of culture and politics. It reveals how politics justifies itself by culture, and how the latter prompts the former. In this fashion, ARGUABLY burnishes Christopher Hitchens's credentials as--to quote Christopher Buckley--our "greatest living essayist in the English language." Also available: Hitch22 ,TPB $14.99 9780446540346 God is Not Great, MM $7.99 9780446509459

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CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS is the author of Hitch22, which was an international bestseller. His previous book, God is Not Great, was a #1 New York Times bestseller and was a National Book Award finalist.

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