Christopher Hitchens: What He Got Right, How He Went Wrong, and Why He Still Matters

Ben Burgis


IN STOCK$17.95

Ten years after the death of Christopher Hitchens, it's time for the left to take another look at his complicated legacy.

While his post-9/11 turn to the right has defined Christopher Hitchens for the last two decades, we may now be in a position to rehabilitate his long pre-9/11 career as a left-wing polemicist. Burgis reminds readers about what was best in Hitchens's writings and helps us gain a better understanding of how someone whose whole political life was animated by the values of the socialist left could have ended up holding grotesque positions on Iraq and the War on Terror.
Burgis' book makes a case for the enduring importance of engaging with Hitchens' complicated legacy.

ISBN 9781789047455
List price $17.95
Publisher Zero Books
Year of publication 2021