Titles available from Verso by Christopher Hitchens.
Paperback – 1997 -100 pages – 9781859840542 – £10.99
In a frank expose of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman’s mission to the world’s poor. He unmasks pseudo-miracles, questions Mother Teresa’s fitness to adjudicate on matters of sex and reproduction, and reports on a version of saintly ubiquity which affords genial relations with dictators, corrupt tycoons and convicted frauds.
“A dirty job but someone had to do it. By the end of this elegantly written, brilliantly argued piece of polemic, it is not looking good for Mother Teresa.“ — Sunday Times
Paperback – 2002 – 189 pages – 9781859843987 – £8.00
Drawing on first-hand testimony and broad sweeps through material released under the Freedom of Information Act, Hitchens mounts a devastating indictment of a man whose ambition and ruthlessness have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread, indiscriminate slaughter.
“This is a disturbing glimpse into the dark side of American power, whose consequences in remote corners of the globe are all too often ignored. Its countless victims have found an impassioned and skilful advocate in Christopher Hitchens.” – Sunday Times
Paperback – 1993 – 353 pages – 9781860916284 – £12.00
A collection of Hitchen’s essays, on politics, For the Sake of Argument ranges from the political squalor of Washington, to the Clinton’s preparation for power to the twilight of Stalinism in Prague. Hitchens’s unsparing account of Western realpolitik in the end shows it to rest on delusion as well as deception.
“This is high-velocity Hitchens … stylish, avid, wittier and more wide-ranging than ever. His allies, of whom I count myself one, rejoice in the sureness of his aim. May his targets cower.” — Susan Sontag
Paperback – 2000 – 150 pages – 9781859842843 – £7.00
“You don’t buy Christopher Hitchens’s new book because you want to find out whether Bill Clinton is really as terrible a liar as some people say he is. You buy it because you know he is a terrible liar, and the invitation to have a pungent fellow like Christopher Hitchens confirm every prejudice you ever had on the subject, plus a few you might not even have known you had, is an invitation you cannot resist.” — New York Times Magazine
Paperback – 2002 – 430 pages – 9781859843833 – £9.00
“Christopher Hitchens’ writing has sweep and flair. He is accurate where others are merely dutiful, unpredictable where the tendency is to go for the cliché. In short, brilliant. And he is an internationalist, respectfully at home where others are merely brash or provincial.” — Edward W. Said
“A poised masterpiece …” — Los Angeles Times