Horowitz on Hitchens
David Horowitz reflects on a man of the left who, notwithstanding his newly published memoir, declines to do the job himself: the entirely un-self-reflective Christopher Hitchens. As Horowitz points out, Hitchens’s moves away from the left on some issues in recent years have not been accompanied by any second thoughts about his own past pro-Communist and anti-American positions. But, as I have said previously, given that Hitchens remains an unrepentant leftist, why have Horowitz and other conservatives embraced him as an honored ally? Solely because he supported the war in Iraq and Bush’s democratization policy. For that, these “conservatives” will forgive and overlook anything.
Ben W. writes:
One thing that Horowitz doesn’t address at all in his assessment of Hitch-22, is Hitchens’s virulent turn against Christianity—his last polemical work was “God Is Not Great.” This did not end there because Hitch then served as editor and compiler of the newest text on atheism. He has since gone on the road to debate both Jewish and Christian defenders.LA replies:
I have so many times expressed my disgust with establishment conservatives in general, and with Horowitz in particular, for their uncritical approval, embrace, and inclusion in their ranks of the God-hater and Christianity-hater Christopher Hitchens—which they did for the sole reason that he supported Bush’s Muslim democratization policy—that I don’t want to repeat it again. Here are VFR entries referencing Hitchens and conservatives.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at July 06, 2010 09:38 AM | Send