Here's a nice review
of Christopher Hitchens
book, "God is Not Great." The reviewer makes an observation that readers of Hitchens
(of the 80's and early 90's) wonder about: the reincarnation of Hitchens
into a neo
-con-sounding hawk (with an application for US citizenry), self-appointed attorney general of atheism:
But as Mark Twain once mused, give a man a reputation as an early riser and he can sleep until noon. With God Is Not Great, a caustic polemic on the evils of religion, Hitchens has earned the dubious honor of confirming Twain’s aphorism. Anyone expecting a masterful demolition of all things sacred will be disappointed. Bullying and shallow, God Is Not Great is a haute middlebrow tirade, a stale venting of outrage and ridicule. Beneath his Oxbridge talent at draping glibness in the raiment of erudition, Hitchens proves to be an amateur in philosophy, an illiterate in theology, and a dishonest student of history. Too belligerent to be nimble and too parochial to be generous, the once-captivating Hitchens demonstrates why he has forfeited any claim on our attention.