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    DescriptionIn the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.This book explores the entire range of "contrary positions"-from noble dissident to gratuitous pain in the butt. In an age of overly polite debate bending over backward to reach a happy consensus within an increasingly centrist political dialogue, Hitchens pointedly pitches himself in contrast. He bemoans the loss of the skills of dialectical thinking evident in contemporary society. He understands the importance of disagreement-to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress-heck, to democracy itself. Epigrammatic, spunky, witty, in your face, timeless and timely, this book is everything you would expect from a mentoring contrarian.


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    Title
    Letters to a Young Contrarian
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Christopher Hitchens
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 204 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 159 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780465030330
    ISBN 10: 0465030335
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 750
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: JF
    BISAC V2.8: PHI019000
    Libri: I-PL
    Ingram Subject Code: PL
    DC22: 303.32
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    B&T Approval Code: A31340000
    BISAC V2.8: POL032000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: LCO011000
    LC subject heading:
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    B&T Approval Code: A40363800
    DC22: 303.3/2
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    LC classification: HM1246 .H57 2005
    BISAC V2.8: POL042040
    Thema V1.0: JPA, JHB, JPF, DND
    Edition statement
    First Trade Paper Edition
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    BASIC BOOKS
    Publication date
    12 April 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Christopher Hitchens is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair. His numerous books include Letters to a Young Contrarian and Why Orwell Matters.
    Review quote
    "Hitchens is expanding his influence, showing the next generation how to 'think independently'." - USA Today"