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Letters to a Young Contrarian
by Christopher Hitchens


Overview - In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.This book explores the entire range of "contrary positions"-from noble dissident to gratuitous pain in the butt.  Read more...

 
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Overview
In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.This book explores the entire range of "contrary positions"-from noble dissident to gratuitous pain in the butt. In an age of overly polite debate bending over backward to reach a happy consensus within an increasingly centrist political dialogue, Hitchens pointedly pitches himself in contrast. He bemoans the loss of the skills of dialectical thinking evident in contemporary society. He understands the importance of disagreement-to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress-heck, to democracy itself. Epigrammatic, spunky, witty, in your face, timeless and timely, this book is everything you would expect from a mentoring contrarian.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780465030330
  • ISBN-10: 0465030335
  • Publisher: Basic Books (AZ)
  • Publish Date: April 2005
  • Page Count: 141
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 8.01 x 5.01 x 0.43 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.32 pounds

Series: Art of Mentoring (Paperback)

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Books > Political Science > Essays
Books > Political Science > Political Ideologies - Radicalism
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