Arguably: Selected Essays

by Christopher Hitchens

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 candidthinking.

  • Hardcover
  • Pages: 816 pages
  • Average Rating: 4.2 out of 5
  • Published September 6th 2011 by Signal
  • Original Title: Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens
  • ISBN: 0771041411 (ISBN13: 9780771041419)
  • Edition Language: English
  • Characters: Charles Dickens
  • Idi Amin
  • Alexander II of Russia
  • Konrad Adenauer
  • Gertrude Bell...more
  • Saul Bellow
  • Gore Vidal
  • James Baldwin
  • Martin Amis
  • Jessica Mitford
  • Henry Adams
  • Joseph Alsop
  • Perry Anderson
  • Don Bachardy
  • Arthur Balfour
  • Julian Barnes
  • Walter Benjamin
  • Isaiah Berlin
  • Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
  • Ayman al-Zawahiri
  • Salvador Allende
  • Anwar al-Awlaki
  • Benazir Bhutto
  • C.L.R. James
  • John Buchan
  • Allen Drury
  • Timothy Garton Ash
  • Arthur Koestler
  • Edward Said
  • Saki
  • Victor Serge
  • Upton Sinclair
  • Edward Upward
  • W. Somerset Maugham
  • Horatio Alger
  • Jr
  • Charles
  • Prince of Wales
  • Diana
  • Princess of Wales
  • Kofi Annan
  • Hans Christian Andersen
  • Sami al-Araji
  • Peter Arnett
  • Raymond Aron
  • James Baker
  • James Bennet
  • Zine El Abidine Ben Ali
  • Charles Baudelaire
  • Karen Armstrong
  • David Aaronovitch
  • Walter Bagehot
  • Rebecca West
  • Hilary Mantel
  • Stephen Spender
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Stieg Larsson
  • André Malraux
  • Isabel Allende
  • Victor Klemperer
  • W.G. Sebald
  • Pope Benedict XVI
  • Joyce Cary
  • Karen Hughes
  • Mohamed Bouazizi
  • Kaspar Utz
  • Henry VIII of England
  • Peter Singer
  • Lancelot Andrewes
  • Ban Ki-moon
  • Ferhat Abbas
  • Bud Abbott
  • Lou Costello
  • Abbas Abdi
  • Abdullah Abdullah
  • James Abercrombie
  • Adunis
  • Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
  • Jane Akello
  • Abdul Rahman al-Amoudi
  • Richard Aldington
  • Alexander I of Serbia
  • Alexander I of Yugoslavia
  • Haj Amin al-Husseini
  • Lorraine Ali
  • Monica Ali
  • Brooke Allen
  • Abu Hamza al-Masri
  • Barzan Ibrahim al-Tikriti
  • Azzam Alwash
  • Christiane Amanpour
  • Eric Ambler
  • Julian Amery
  • Henry Maxwell Andrews
  • Maya Angelou
  • James Jesus Angleton
  • Alfred Appel
  • Edward Victor Appleton
  • Benigno Aquino III
  • John Arlott
  • Nadeem Aslam
  • Rose Atim
  • Stefan Aust
  • Ayub Khan
  • Isaak Babel
  • David Baldacci
  • Katherine Balderston
  • Reza Baraheni
  • Francis Barber
  • Yetta Barshevsky
  • Nechervan Idris Barzani
  • Gary J. Bass
  • Walter Jackson Bate
  • James Bays
  • Max Aitken
  • Lord Beaverbrook
  • Antony Beevor
  • Daniel Bell
  • Hilaire Belloc
  • James C. Bennett
  • Jeremy Bentham
  • Humphry Berkeley
  • Sandra Bernhard
  • John Berryman
  • Carlos Bertha
  • Michael Beschloss
  • Aneurin Bevan...less
  • Literary Awards: PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay (2012)

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 anti-Semitism 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’ credentials as (to quote Christopher Buckley) our “greatest living essayist in the English language.”