By Chet Yarbrough
Letters to a Young Contrarian
By: Christopher Hitchens
Just as America lost a spectacular spokesman for conservative belief when William F. Buckley, Jr. died, an equally erudite spokesman for liberalism was lost with Christopher Hitchens–Letters to a Young Contrarian offers a glimpse into the mind of an iconoclast; not just a person who attacks widely accepted beliefs and institutions but one who could duel with the best and brightest of the 20th century.
This short book of letters gives advice to rebels with a cause. Hitchens’ letters intimidate human mediocrity and challenges armchair liberals to act, rather than stand-and-wait. Abraham Maslow argued that certain people have a superior perception of reality. Buckley and Hitchens had opposing views of reality; making one think reality may be overrated; and worse, fungible.
So, this is a book for young rebels, written by an old rebel that died too soon.
Viewing the following Hitchens’ interviews angers, or pleases all those who think they know something about something: