Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Chris Hitchens has been reading "Stalky & Co."

Read this recent article by Christopher Hitchens on Hillary Clinton & see if you conclude as I do that he has been reading, or clearly remembering, his Stalky & Co.
I respect (and read) Hitchens as a writer and controversialist, but I can't help concluding that he is fairly ordinary by English standards: indeed, in Britain he rather small beer. His fame comes from America, where that style of writing, & his media persona (a poor man's left-version of Kingsley Amis' public self) is unfamiliar--education being very different.

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