The Square Circuit

Academia, parenthood, living in a bankrupt city, and what I read in the process.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

even Hitch, now

The Brit writer Christopher Hitchens, the former visiting faculty member at Pitt, has been a constant supporter of the Iraq war and an attack dog against those who oppose the war. At the same time he's managed to keep some of his intelligence and critical thinking intact, for the most part (that is, he never drank fully from the Bush-Cheney-Rumsfeld Kool-Aid). Although he's not turned against the war, he does seem to be turning against its conduct, or at least facets of it. His column in today's Slate is harshly critical of the military's policy of planting stories in Iraqi newspapers, calling it "disgraceful."


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