July 17, 2003

Who's Radical?

Good piece by Michael Young at Reason Online, dealing with the left-to-right apostasy of Christopher Hitchens since 9/11. Those now smearing Hitchens from the far left can't accept that it was his association with their ideological emptiness he was leaving behind. An excerpt:

Only rarely has it been said that Hitchens' denunciations are sincere. And almost never has it been suggested by those on the left that he, more than they, embodies what it means to be a radical—one who sees criticism as something necessarily following the observation of abhorrent actions, not the computation of political costs and benefits as they pertain to one's allies or enemies.

Alex Massie had lunch with Hitch recently.

Posted by dan at July 17, 2003 10:23 PM