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4.0 out of 5 stars The Simple Truth
As someone who has just begun to read the works of Christopher Hitchens - a few essays from Vanity Fair and "God is not Great" - my appreciation of the man is admittedly thin. Yes, I know Hitchens is reputed to be polemical, hard-headed and thorough in his analysis of big issues, and doesn't suffer fools gladly. Rather than intimidate me, these credentials oddly enougly...
Published on April 11 2009 by Ian Gordon Malcomson

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3.0 out of 5 stars An Orwell Exegesis
WHY ORWELL MATTERS
Christopher Hitchens
ISBN 0-465-03049-1
In a lifetime of reading, the writer whose books and essays have influenced my thinking more than any other is George Orwell. It is commendable that Christopher Hitchens singles him out as a writer that matters. But I am somewhat disappointed in this book.
The book is not a biography. Hitchens...
Published on Nov. 17 2002 by Ron Hunka


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1.0 out of 5 stars Good Title, Feb. 25 2003
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This review is from: Why Orwell Matters (Hardcover)
Hitchens longa, vita breva. If your really want to know why Orwell matters, just read Orwell's essay "Politics and the English Language." Then try to watch most TV Newspeak without upchucking.
Orwell remains his own best defense. My commendations to Mr. Hitchens for his good taste and excellent title.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Biased Author, April 28 2003
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This review is from: Why Orwell Matters (Hardcover)
This author has no journalistic ethics. I would highly discourage anyone from buying his book.
I read his article on Cyprus on Slate. Throughout the article he maintained his biased against Turkey and Turks and didn't mention a single anti-Greek argument (which he normally should do if he is trying to maintain his journalistic perspective).
Then he mentions in the middle of the article, his Greek Cypriot sister-in-law. Wow! Great ethics. Perhaps you should just write for your own family then not for the people of the United States.
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