Hitchens on Racism in North Korea

He might have gone halfway off the rails during the Iraq War debates, and I’ve never thought much of him as a book reviewer, but Christopher Hitchens still has the intellectual and linguistic tools to be very, very funny from time to time.  Funny, that is, in the classical sense, the comedic as a serious critical mode.  Witness his new Slate.com opinion piece about racial ideology inside the ghoulish North Korean regime.  The title alone should tempt you: “A Nation of Racist Dwarves.” Bonus points for spotting H.’s favorite adjectives (e.g. “despicable,” “fatuous,” “pathological”).

-TGR

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s