[lbo-talk] Christopher Hitchens

James Heartfield Heartfield at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Dec 16 12:33:33 PST 2011

‘I rather admired Hitchens for that waterboarding stunt he did’

Yes, though he might have been copying the French torturer Massu of Algeria, who said that he tried the ‘gegene’ (accents missing – means hand-wound electricity generator) on himself, and it did not hurt so bad, in an interview in the Spectator. That was generally taken as bad form on Massu’s part.

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