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Book Title: Amor, pobreza y guerra / Love, Poverty and War (Spanish Edition)|
The author of the book: Christopher Hitchens
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Reader ratings: 5.7
Edition: Debate Editorial
Date of issue: February 1st 2010
ISBN 13: 9788483068519
Format files: PDF
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Wow -- whatever one may think of Hitch's politics, the guy sure could write! Took me a while to get through this one, not because he's dry, but because the entries that interested me were so well done that I wanted the book to last longer.
What to expect: the essays are roughly divided into historical and literary criticism, travel and current events (best way I can put it), followed by ones focusing on 9/11 and Iraq (the book "ends" in 2004). The first section was the most difficult for me, not being familiar with some of the subject matter (Winston Churchill's story for instance), but I got Hitch's point easily enough. The travel narratives on Los Angeles and traveling Route 66 were outstanding, easily worth paying for individually themselves! The last section was highly insightful, although a bit depressing in hindsight; to be fair, he does manage to find evidence that a few areas of life in Iraq improved after 2003 (emphasis on that few). He goes out of way to be fair also when he's called in by the Vatican to give a not-so-flattering statement regarding Mother Theresa's nomination for sainthood.
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Read information about the authorChristopher Eric Hitchens was an English-born American author, journalist and literary critic. He was a contributor to Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, World Affairs, The Nation, Slate, Free Inquiry and a variety of other media outlets. Hitchens was also a political observer, whose best-selling books — the most famous being God Is Not Great — made him a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits. He was also a media fellow at the Hoover Institution.
Hitchens was a polemicist and intellectual. While he was once identified with the Anglo-American radical political left, near the end of his life he embraced some arguably right-wing causes, most notably the Iraq War. Formerly a Trotskyist and a fixture in the left wing publications of both the United Kingdom and United States, Hitchens departed from the grassroots of the political left in 1989 after what he called the "tepid reaction" of the European left following Ayatollah Khomeini's issue of a fatwa calling for the murder of Salman Rushdie, but he stated on the Charlie Rose show aired August 2007 that he remained a "Democratic Socialist."
The September 11, 2001 attacks strengthened his embrace of an interventionist foreign policy, and his vociferous criticism of what he called "fascism with an Islamic face." He is known for his ardent admiration of George Orwell, Thomas Paine and Thomas Jefferson, and for his excoriating critiques of Mother Teresa, Henry Kissinger and Bill Clinton.
Hitchens was an anti-theist, and he described himself as a believer in the Enlightenment values of secularism, humanism, and reason.