Nonfiction

Hitchens, Christopher. Letters to a Young Contrarian (New York: Basic Books, 2001)

Fiat justitia, ruat caelum, says Hitchens—"let justice be done, though the skies fall." This remarkable and unique book, a collection of letters written by Hitchens to a hypothetical student, advocates dissent as a high value and holds the dissenter up as a vital moral force. Written with his usual combination of blazing intelligence and refusal to mince words, Young Contrarian can serve as a seminal influence and a powerful affirmation for the young person entering an adult life in which courageous dissent will play a part.

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