Articles by Morten Høi Jensen

September 13, 2012

Defiance unto Death: On Mortality by Christopher Hitchens 4

Martin Amis recalls that when he was in Cyprus to be best man at Hitchens’s first wedding in 1980, he would spend his mornings decamped by the pool, whereas Hitchens would often show up in a suit and announce his immediate intention of going to the bar to find someone to argue with.

June 7, 2012

Failing Better: Ian Hamilton and The New Review 5

Hounded by debt collectors, pressured by printer’s fees, fearful that the Arts Council would come through on its threats to pull their funding, Hamilton was ever under intense strain. “He was the only person I knew who was sued by his own solicitor,” Christopher Hitchens recalled.

January 24, 2012

Modernity and its Discontents: George Scialabba’s The Modern Predicament 4

I’m going to wager that George Scialabba is the best political critic you’ve never heard of.