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Prospect’s new issue – three days with Christopher Hitchens

By Tom Nuttall  

may-cover-large.gifChristopher Hitchens is the Marmite of intellectual journalism—anyone with even a passing acquaintance with his output is likely to have a strong reaction to the man and his work. For some, his journey from ’68 agitator to cheerleader for Bush’s wars in Afghanistan and Iraq is merely a latter-day version of the “Paul Johnson flip” in mid-life from left to right. But Alexander Linklater’s portrait of Hitchens, this month’s Prospect cover story, suggests that there’s a bit more to the man than that.

Linklater wrote his Prospect piece after spending three days living, arguing and…

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