The Enemy (Kindle Single) $1.99

May 16, 2011

Kindle Exclusive "..Hitchens reflects upon the life and death of Osama bin Laden in this sobering Kindle Single."

If you don't have Kindle, download free 'Kindle for PC' installer here.

Kindle also available on other various devices and platforms.


Amazon Product Description:
In a brilliant essay on the death of Osama bin Laden, Christopher Hitchens insists that the necessity to resist the threat of theocratic fanaticism is by no means cancelled. Hitchens argues that bin Laden and his adherents represented the most serious and determined and bloodthirsty attempt to revive totalitarian and racist ideology since 1945.
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13 comments:

Matt Hone said...

I hope this will be made available from the UK Kindle store because I can't purchase it from the US one.

coventrian said...

 'Hitchens argues that bin Laden and his adherents represented the most serious and determined and bloodthirsty attempt to revive totalitarian and racist ideology since 1945.'

... and you take Hitchens seriously?

Aaron V said...

I purchased and read the essay.  Very well done and worth the $2.  This essay demonstrates well that Hitchens's views on "the War on Terror" are much more sophisticated than people generally give him credit.

texmix said...

 Too bad no Slate article today... coventrian can you think of someone more totalitarian and racist in ideology?  My first thought was Kim il Sung, but I dunno.

em said...

I downloaded the free Kindle installer, thinking I could
then buy the essay, but I can't it seems.
Is there any way of getting this article without having to actually buy a Kindle?

Hexag1 said...

 haven't read the essay, but that is the Amazon.com description, not a quote. As stated it is probably wrong, considering the abattoirs of Cambodian communism, and Chinese Maoism. Maoism's death toll is certainly larger than bin Ladenism's or the Muslim fascist right generally.

TomDH said...

Amazon has help/support links, perhaps they can help. I had no problem with the PC version.

TomDH said...

 Read first chapter free.https://kindle.amazon.com/post/3GSDPK7M41TZ4

vanillette said...

thank you!

RogerH said...

 Yes you can if you have a UK Amozon account. I bought it yesterday without problem... Just sign in with your UK details.

TomDH said...

I stopped using disqus. Some comments that needed approval via blogger, and never reached disqus,
haven't been displayed with posts although I had disqus and blogger synced. This means that people think I delete their comments when they don't show. I'm having none of that. Using blogger's version is more reliable. Apologies for any 'lost' comments.

RogerH said...

Thanks TomDH, I hope to contribute more now that my comments actually get through!
I do appreciate your work though...

Jon said...

I find it extremely refreshing that Christopher offers such an accurate account of the enemy the civilized world faces. And I wonder whether the brief and quite possibly hyperbolic Amazon description should really supersede the overarching theme of the essay?

The fact of the matter is that we need more reasoned and objective voices, such as Christopher's, exposing the true motives without undue fear of offending. Otherwise, we'll continue to subject ourselves to cynical political jostling: the right arguing either for their own Bronze-Age superstitions or 'big business' and the left under the reactionary anti-American Imperialism banner.

Anyone wishing to learn more about bin Laden, his brethren and their history, would be well advised to research Sayyid Qutb themselves. In particular, his short stay in Colorado between 1948 and 1950 and his telling analysis and conclusions that followed.

 
 
 

Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir