Friday, December 28, 2007

How to Write; Chapter 2. Christopher Hitchens on the Bush Administration’s North Korea Policy under Chris Hill

You don’t have to be an atheist to enjoy Christopher Hitchens’ anger in all its spluttering, grandiloquent magnificence. In fact, Evangelical Christians will no doubt welcome this typical broadside against the Bush administration’s accommodation of the North Korean regime (although they may read his depiction of Kim Jong Il as “the other ‘Lord’—the deranged godhead who claims to be a fresh incarnation of his beloved father and to own North Korea and all the people in it” and stop to wonder if Mr. Hitchens isn’t slipping them a different agenda on the sly). In fact, you don’t even have to agree with him to appreciate it.

Where Nicholas Eberstadt holds out (in my view) false hope, Mr. Hitchens does what he does best.

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