Tag Archives: Christopher Hitchens

Dealing Out Death These Days

Many that live deserve death. And some die that deserve life. Can you give it to them? Then be not too eager to deal out death in the name of justice, fearing for your own safety. Even the wise cannot … Continue reading

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The Politics of Narcissistic Fury

Okay, it’s a personal idiosyncrasy, a quirk, an oddity – something not shared with most everyone else in the culture, like not liking Tom Cruise, or apple pie. But some of us, a very few, don’t much care for the … Continue reading

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Not Knowing, and Comfortable Not Knowing

One must be discreet, but one also must be honest, and mention the surreal when it pops up. So it was last Sunday afternoon in Venice Beach and late lunch with a highly-respected writer from Boston, with two books, and … Continue reading

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In the Land of the Fanatically Shallow

In his 1977 film Annie Hall – considered his best – Woody Allen was not nice to the world out here in Hollywood, where the light of his protagonist’s life, Annie, goes to make it big, or to get in … Continue reading

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