119th out of 124 books — 62 voters
Left Hooks, Right Crosses: A Decade of Political Writing
Christopher Hitchens, provocateur and contrarian on the Left, makes the news as often as he reports it, and writes about the most controversial news and current events. Christopher Caldwell is a fresh and objective columnist in the opposite camp. Together, they present the best writing from opposite corners of the political ring at the end of the last century. These incisi...more
Paperback, 414 pages
Published November 8th 2002 by Nation Books
(first published November 7th 2002)
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A good bit of reading in politics... I love that it presents both 'sides' of the muddy octagon that is politics... At times it was grueling to read; sometimes pleasureful. I'm still unsure as to my left or right 'ness;' I think it is for the better.
"Christopher Eric Hitchens (April 13, 1949 – December 15, 2011) was an English-born American author, journalist and literary critic. He was a contributor to Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, World Affairs, The Nation, Slate, Free Inquiry and a variety of other media outlets. Hitchens was also a political observer, whose best-selling books — the most famous being god Is Not Great — made him a staple of ta...moreMore about Christopher Hitchens...