Christopher Hitchens Further Reading

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CRITICISM

Blume, Harvey. Review of The Trial of Henry Kissinger, by Christopher Hitchens. American Prospect (30 July 2001): 37.

Blume argues that the case Hitchens asserts against Kissinger is valid, but that his presentation in The Trial of Henry Kissinger is flawed.

Bruce, Leigh. “The Dividing of Cyprus: Why Other Nations Share the Blame.” Christian Science Monitor (20 August 1984): 24.

Bruce offers a positive assessment of Cyprus.

Bushkoff, Leonard. “Illusions of Collusion.” Christian Science Monitor (15 August 1990): 13.

Bushkoff offers a negative assessment of Blood, Class, and Nostalgia.

Cassidy, John. “Ink.” New Yorker (15 March 1999): 30–31.

Cassidy reports the proceedings at a contentious meeting involving Hitchens and other Nation staffers following Hitchens's controversial betrayal of White House aide Sidney Blumenthal during the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal.

“Rome, DC.” Economist (28 July 1990): 71–72.

The critic offers a mixed assessment of Blood, Class, and Nostalgia.

Gates, David. “Trashing Mother Teresa.” Newsweek (13 November 1995): 84.

Gates offers an unfavorable assessment of The Missionary Position.

Hitchens, Christopher, and Rhys Southan. “Free Radical.” Reason 33, no. 6 (November 2001): 37.

Hitchens discusses Letters to a Young Contrarian, the development of his own controversial socialist politics, and his interest in libertarianism.

Jonas, George. “Scathing on Thin Ice.” National Interest (fall 2001): 129.

Jonas explores what he contends to be Hitchens's spurious and unwarranted claims in The Trial of Henry Kissinger.

Robertson, Martin. Review of The Elgin Marbles, by Christopher Hitchens. Antiquity 62, no. 234 (March 1988): 181–82.

Robertson offers a positive assessment of The Elgin Marbles, but notes that Hitchens's position, which he feels is correct, is nevertheless “insensitive” toward the British Museum.

Russell, George. “The Special Relationship.” Commentary 90, no. 5 (November 1990): 58–59.

Russell argues that Blood, Class, and Nostalgia lacks analytical focus and is ultimately a “heavyhanded” application of Marxist structuralism.

Rust, Michael. “Is Kissinger a War Criminal?” Insight on the News (22 October 2001): 20.

Rust examines the validity and public reception of Hitchens's indictment of Kissinger in The Trial of Henry Kissinger.

Schiff, James. Review of Letters to a Young Contrarian, by Christopher Hitchens. Book (November-December 2001): 59–60.

Schiff offers a positive assessment of Letters to a Young Contrarian.

Snodgrass, A. M. “Objects of Desire.” Nature (2 April 1998): 455–56.

Snodgrass offers a positive assessment of the reissue of The Elgin Marbles.

Walker, Jesse. Review of No One Left to Lie To, by Christopher Hitchens. American Prospect 10, no. 5 (September 1999): 82.

Walker offers a positive assessment of No One Left to Lie To.

West, Woody. “Little White House Lies.” Insight on the News (7 June 1999): 36–37.

West discusses Hitchens's harsh criticism of former President Clinton in No One Left to Lie To.

Additional coverage of Hitchens's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 149; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vol. 89; and Literature Resource Center.