Is it possible to agree with both Hitchens brothers?

Today being a bit of a slow news day election-wise, by the look of the front pages of the Telegraph….

….and The Groan….

I would like to draw your attention to two newly added quotations from the brothers Hitchens in my sidebar (down there, on the right somewhere).

I am putting together a more detailed discussion of this question, which I will post quite soon, but I’d be interested in receiving readers’ comments.



12 comments on “Is it possible to agree with both Hitchens brothers?

  1. It’s more or less axiomatic that they’re both wrong all the time.

    Next conundrum?

  2. I find it disturbing and a sad reflection of the knee jerk anti-Mail On Sunday and anti-American gag reflexes that are hard wired into so many people today that the same people are blind to the huge amount of common sense that can be found in both brothers’ writing.

    The Abolition of Britain is a fantastic book.

  3. I read God Is Not Great and The Broken Compass and enjoyed both equally.

    So yes.

  4. Interesting post. I enjoy their debates.

    Peter harks back to a gentler age, when good manners, honour and decency were the order of the day (no bad thing in these days of ASBOs and half baked government attempts to impose order on a fractured society).

    Christopher is a scotch-swilling chain smoking atheist.

    Both rightly wear their erudition with pride, are great to read and actually have far more in common than either would care to admit.

  5. @Rotwatcher,

    How, if they’re both wrong, can one be opposed to the invasion and occupation of Iraq and one in favour of it?

    Or didn’t you know that?

  6. Funny. I think they’re both right most of the time.

    They may differ on specifics such as religion, and Christopher may be more socially liberal but they both have a strong moral compass and both are witty and engaging writers and speakers.

  7. Both brilliant, both polemical, both loved and hated in equal measure.

    Answer, yes.

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