Christopher Hitchens | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis & critique of Christopher Hitchens.
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SOURCE: Brogan, Hugh. “A Myth for a Myth.” New Statesman & Society (20 July 1990): 41–42.

In the following review, Brogan offers a negative assessment of Blood, Class, and Nostalgia.

This latest tract [Blood, Class, and Nostalgia] by Christopher Hitchens is both interesting and infuriating; unfortunately the interesting passages (roughly, the second half of the book) are not fresh enough to make up for the rest.

Hitchens, with good reason, dislikes the mythology of the “special relationship” between Britain and the United States, and picks over the history of its absurdities with malevolent glee. He thinks it has brought out the worst in both countries, is indeed largely identical with the worst in both countries, and exposes its history as that of a distasteful sham. He has worked hard, reading extensively (if not extensively enough) and is fairly convincing in the links he makes between the America of Reagan and Bush and...

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