Britons Have Been Violent and Cruel for Generations

August 18, 2011

Still, England has not yet collapsed into a nightmare of destruction and despair.
By Christopher Hitchens

"I realized that the collapse of British society into a Hobbesian nightmare of mutual predation and despair was still some distance off when I caught two little straws in the wind. The first was a well-framed photograph of a badly scorched bit of London, taken on the morning after a night of riots and vandalism."

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Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir