June 10, 2005

The Brothers Hitchens

Christopher and Peter Hitchens (both brothers, and both political commentators) met on stage at the Hay literary festival in Britain to argue about politics and attempt a public reconciliation after not speaking to each other for four years.

Peter and Christopher are alternate-universe versions of the other. Christopher is left-wing and pro-war, for instance, while Peter is right-wing and anti-war. Peter is almost laughably opposite Christopher; he positively delights in calling himself a reactionary.

They both speak off the tops of their heads in fully formed paragraphs. And, both being Hitchens’, the event is a fun ride no matter which of the two you prefer. The Guardian has the transcript.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at June 10, 2005 12:16 PM
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