I think Hitch explained the entire frreaking cosmos with this:

“My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilization, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can’t prove it, but you can’t disprove it either.”

Good Hitchens books: his essay collections Prepared for the Worst and For the Sake of Argument, and his actually-quite-scholarly book about Henry Kissinger’s many crimes, his collection of literary essays,Unacknowledged Legislation (no one has written better about Oscar Wilde’s screwy version of socialism) and Why Orwell Matters, the expansive myth of the great political writer and participant penned in true emulative and contrarian style.

About kara

We know our letters just fine, and we know our numbers to a certain point, but books were always the realm of four-eyed poindexters with bowler hats and cravats. That’s why it pleases us so that America’s proud illiterates are finally stepping up and pushing back against the crushing tide of education that threatens to swallow us all into its gaping maw of checked facts. Champions of the Ignorantiat will not like it here.
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