Monday, December 19, 2011
One thing about working in the field of music, you learn to separate the immediate from the historical. And Hitchens is the former. Historically he is irrelevant and will be forgotten within the decade. There is no substance to his work, no overarching theory, no perceptive insights into the human condition or substantial investigation into topics long ignored. Pithy comments rarely hold their weight even over the time-frame of months and yet this is the main of Hitchens' work. He is like most of the intellectuals today who light accomplishments ride easy on the fantastical (and cruel) magic carpet of Empire.