Christopher Hitchens | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Christopher Hitchens.
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SOURCE: Seitz, Raymond. “Bungled Assassinations with a Verbal Blunderbuss.” Spectator (1 May 1999): 35.

In the following review, Seitz offers a negative assessment of No One Left to Lie To.

If the journalistic equivalent of the Richter Scale were applied to political commentary, it would probably start with ‘analysis’ and ‘opinion’ at the bottom of the scale, then graduate through degrees of ‘criticism’ and ‘polemic,’ and finally peak in the red zone of ‘diatribe’ and ‘convulsive rant.’ Christopher Hitchens's venomous little tract on President Clinton fairly quivers at the top end of the scale. [No One Left to Lie To] resembles one of those manic 18th-century pamphlets that used to circulate in the muddy streets of London and New York, and it should have been entitled ‘No One Left to Lie To: Being an Alarming Dissertation on the Venalitie, Hypocrisie, Perfidie, Larcenie and Other Diseases of the President of the United...

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