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Well, call me old-fashioned if you will, but I have always taken the view that swastika symbols exist for one purpose only—to be defaced.

Christopher Hitchens

  1. Gsim says:

    Jesus Christ. It is legit and I still can’t believe this shit:

    I appreciate that,

  2. Vincent says:

    Well, he was with several other people who’ve corroborated the incident, most notably Michael Totten.

  3. Gsim says:

    I didn’t read it too carefully, but whose to say he even got his ass kicked? It sort of read as if made up or heavily exaggerated to me. A bit of embellishment has been know to sell a story.

    If it is true, it is still a poor tale. I mean can you be any more of an emasculated bitch then this guy? Some jerk slaps him and he’s all:


  4. Vincent says:

    I’m fairly certain that, somewhere in the back of his head, he was hoping to get his ass kicked by fascists so he could, in fact, milk it forever.

    Of course, I’ve always been a fan of Hitchens. He sort of personifies a certain segment of the UK Left, which also includes people like Norm Geras and the Harry’s Place blog, that, while I’m not in agreement on everything, I find to be a lot more interesting and insightful than much of what passes as “left” commentary in the US.

    That said, I find most of what Hitch writes on religion to be borderline unreadable.

  5. T says:

    Hitch and swastikas: Two twines of waning relevance forever tied together by the learned words “Fuck Nazis” followed by several punches to the face.

    He will never stop milking this story, I’m sure.

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