Christopher Hitchens is, most unfortunately, once again in the news. Why? Well because Richard Seymour, a British writer and the leader of the socialist workers party, wrote a very nasty book about him called Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens. The publication of Unhitched has prompted many Hitchens defenders, a group which never appears to be in short supply among political writers, to man the battlements to defend their honour of their departed comrade. There have already been a series of contemptuous reviews of Seymour’s book on high profile websites like The New Statesman and The Daily Beast, and more are sure to follow....But what I want to focus on is a sin of Hitchens that Seymour, being a Marxist and a Trotskyite, is in a very poor position to denounce but that ought to outrage anyone with a functioning moral compass. I’m speaking, of course, about Hitchens’ admiration of a mass-murdering sociopath and an apologist for mass murder and tyranny, Leon Trotsky.
Monday, March 04, 2013
Unhitched author exposed as leader of Trotskyites
Forbes magazine has covered the Unhitched controversy. No comment: