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Christopher Hitchens' politics

Freeman
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3/24/2010 7:07:47 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
What are Christopher Hitchens' political views?

He seems like a very hard person to pin down. As a young adult he was a trotskyist and now some people think he's a conservative -- a charge he has firmly rejected. Even after reading some of his books I still am not quite sure where he falls on the political spectrum.
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Ragnar_Rahl
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3/24/2010 7:21:33 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
He's a neocon. He wouldn't be the first neocon to be a former Trotzkyist, neoconservatism, after all, is fairly leftist economics combined with aggressive foreign policy-- which are PRECISELY his views.
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Xer
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3/24/2010 7:21:39 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
I know he's very hawkish on foreign policy. I don't know much else.

There is a whole wiki article on Hitchen's political views here:
http://en.wikipedia.org...'s_political_views