In the first part of this book, Christopher Hitchens confronts the legacy of Kipling, Trotsky and Churchill, and celebrates the work of Joyce, Proust and Borges. It then turns to Hitchen's journey's around America and his moving assessment of the United States after 9/11. The book concludes with a series of devastating attacks on Michael Moore, the cult of the Kennedy's, David Irving and reportage and analysis from Afghanistan, Kurdistan, Pakistan and Iraq.
Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair and Visiting Professor in liberal studies at the New School in New York. He was named one of the world's 'Top 100 Public Intellectuals' by Foreign Policy and Prospect. His books include Love, Poverty & War and Blood, Class & Empire. Thomas Paine's Rights of Man and God Is Not Great were published by Atlantic Books.