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Posts Tagged ‘Christopher Hitchens’

Curmudgeonly Love

October 4, 2014 by MC | No Comments | Filed in Stuff

I recently discovered some interesting insights about love in two unlikely places: Mortality by Christopher Hitchens; and The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead by Charles Murray Hitchens’s book is the writer’s account of battling terminal cancer. In the afterword, his wife Carol Blue writes this passage about a secret she and her husband shared prior to […]

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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 | 1 Comment | 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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