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Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Hitchens’

The Ruthless Monotony of the Mojave Desert

September 27, 2013 by MC | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

Chanced upon this old Christopher Hitchens essay about Route 66 while trying to distract myself on public transit the other day. I think I read it once before. It holds up well. An  excerpt:

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What We Fear

June 17, 2013 by MC | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

“Jean-Paul Sartre…once made a telling point about fictional and science-fictional monsters. What we fear, he said, is a creature of great cunning and energy, quite devoid of any moral or mammalian scruple. This, as he went on to say, is an exact description of our very own species in time of war or scarcity.“ Related […]

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High Desert Cosmonautica in the Badlands

December 10, 2010 by MC | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

A quick public service announcement: I’m off to the high desert badlands for a few days to contemplate life among the pronghorn and coyotes. Lest any burglars want to break into my Fortress of Ennoblement, let it be known that the palace is being guarded by a dog that bites and a house-sitter so intrepid that he once incurred […]

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