TMO Tags: Iraq War
Valiantly overcoming a cold virus that seems to turned half the city’s populace into snivelling wrecks, I dragged my diseased carcass (perhaps the prose style of my current livre de chevet, The Gathering, is getting to me) into the city centre yesterday to see the indomitable Seymour Hersh hold forth at the Amnesty International Lecture. [...]
The searing images captured by Nina Berman of wounded U.S. troops returned from Iraq dissolve any false comfort that might be derived from separating the injured from the dead in casualty statistics. In particular, the photograph titled “Marine Wedding” makes you want to go out and grab a cheerleader for the invasion of Iraq–one of [...]
Despite the world-historical balls-up the Iraq adventure turned out to be, I still have a soft spot for Tony Blair. Perhaps it’s the Gorbachev effect–certain politicians–Bill Clinton was another–are far more appreciated abroad than at home (where they are usually reviled.) And maybe being exposed throughout Blair’s term to the verbal car-crashes that occurred whenever [...]
Collected essays from the celebrated and controversial Hitchens, ranging from responses to September 11th, through to literary criticism.