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”).