Reflections on Political Violence

January 10, 2011

When Mumtaz Qadri shot Pakistani politician Salman Taseer, he didn't even bother to offer an excuse.

By Christopher Hitchens 

"The best political speech I ever heard was delivered by the late Paul Foot, scion of one of England's great radical and socialist families, at the Oxford Union in the late 1960s. The motion before the house was in favor of the African National Congress and its decision to renew "armed struggle" against the white supremacist regime in South Africa." 
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Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir