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Letters to a Young Contrarian
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Basic Books
Publication date April 12, 2005
Pages 141
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780465030330
ISBN-10 0465030335
Dimensions 0.25 by 4.75 by 7.75 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Original list price $14.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
In a collection of essays and meditations, the popular columnist for 'Vanity Fair' and 'The Nation' shares his thoughts on the art of being contrary, celebrating the roles of radicals, mavericks, rebels, and dissidents in promoting political, social, andcultural debate.
Amazon.com description: Product Description:
From bestselling author and provocateur Christopher Hitchens, the classic guide to the art of principled dissent and disagreement

In Letters to a Young Contrarian, bestselling author and world-class provocateur Christopher Hitchens inspires the radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, and angry young (wo)men of tomorrow. Exploring the entire range of "contrary positions"--from noble dissident to gratuitous nag--Hitchens introduces the next generation to the minds and the misfits who influenced him, invoking such mentors as Emile Zola, Rosa Parks, and George Orwell. As is his trademark, Hitchens pointedly pitches himself in contrast to stagnant attitudes across the ideological spectrum. No other writer has matched Hitchens's understanding of the importance of disagreement--to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress, to democracy itself.



Editions
Hardcover
Book cover for 9780465030323 Book cover for 9781903985069
 
from Basic Books (November 15, 2001)
9781903985069 | details & prices | 160 pages | List price $16.99
About: Christopher Hitchens has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways.
from Basic Books (October 17, 2001)
9780465030323 | details & prices | 141 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.60 lbs | List price $23.00
About: In a collection of wise and witty essays and meditations, the popular columnist for Vanity Fair and The Nation shares his thoughts on the art of being contrary, celebrating the roles of radicals, mavericks, rebels, and dissidents in promoting political, social, and cultural debate.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780465030330
 
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from Basic Books (April 12, 2005)
9780465030330 | details & prices | 141 pages | 4.75 × 7.75 × 0.25 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.99
About: In a collection of essays and meditations, the popular columnist for 'Vanity Fair' and 'The Nation' shares his thoughts on the art of being contrary, celebrating the roles of radicals, mavericks, rebels, and dissidents in promoting political, social, andcultural debate.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781435292536
 
Reprint edition from Paw Prints (May 29, 2008)
9781435292536 | details & prices | 141 pages | 4.90 × 7.80 × 0.70 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $22.95

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