He did make friends for himself with the rhetorical mammon of iniquity; he was an insider in a way that e.g. Chomsky never has been, and so he was able to get away with defending "the generation’s worst political crime, one for which he remained fully unrepentant and even proud" (Greenwald). And he did it by being inside the limits of allowable debate. --CGE
On Dec 19, 2011, at 3:16 PM, // ravi wrote:
> On Dec 19, 2011, at 3:03 PM, Doug Henwood wrote:
>> On Dec 19, 2011, at 2:56 PM, // ravi wrote:
>>> On Dec 17, 2011, at 12:20 PM, Carl G. Estabrook wrote (quoted):
>>>> "There’s one other aspect to the adulation of Hitchens that’s
>>>> quite revealing. There seems to be this sense that his excellent
>>>> facility with prose excuses his sins."
>>> “One of us” syndrome?
>> Who exactly believes that?
> I am assuming someone is, the person(s) the author that CGE is
> quoting is referring to. I didn’t mean to imply (implicate?) you :-).