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Hitch's essay should be read by anyone who appreciates clarity of thought on the bin Laden issue. He very convincingly posits al Qaeda as a new strand of Orwellian totalitarianism which must be challenged both intellectually and militarily. Indeed, his comparison of al Qaeda with fascism is spot on:
'al Qaeda explicitly calls for the establishment of a totalitarian system, in which an absolutist code of primitive laws - most of them prohibitions - is enforced by a cruel and immutable authority, and by medieval methods of punishment. In this system, the private life and the autonomous individual have no existence. That this authority is theocratic or, in other words, involves the deification and sanctification of human control by humans makes it more tyrannical'
Hitch lived just long enough to see the death of bin Laden. If Zero Dark Thirty shows us how it happened, this essay reminds us why it needed to happen.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Easily read in 30 minutes. Beautiful read as usual, Hitch takes on Islamofacism, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and of course bin Laden. Enjoy.Published 8 days ago by Jay Williams
Standard Hitchens. Articulate, consistent and empowering.
Too many become apologists for aggression against the west whereas Hitchens puts it in clear terms the reasons... Read more
A wonderful review of Bin Ladin post execution by one of the world's greatest political writers, it is not a justification, it's more than a justification it is solid, cold... Read morePublished 18 months ago by ReadingWild
This is no more than a newspaper article whic I mistakenly bought thinking it to be a full length book,
An OK read but not worth the money