Christopher Hitchens on Ronald Reagan

Lest you had any doubts about the way Christopher Hitchens feels about Saint Ronnie, he makes his feelings perfectly clear for Slate.

The fox, as has been pointed out by more than one philosopher, knows many small things, whereas the hedgehog knows one big thing. Ronald Reagan was neither a fox nor a hedgehog. He was as dumb as a stump. He could have had anyone in the world to dinner, any night of the week, but took most of his meals on a White House TV tray. He had no friends, only cronies. His children didn’t like him all that much. He met his second wife—the one that you remember—because she needed to get off a Hollywood blacklist and he was the man to see. Year in and year out in Washington, I could not believe that such a man had even been a poor governor of California in a bad year, let alone that such a smart country would put up with such an obvious phony and loon.

And that’s one of the more kind paragraphs in Hitchens’s angry rant.  Not sure what brought this on from him, but there ya go.

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  • jamesfurbush April 28, 2010, 12:39 am

    That would be amazing! And if you do run in to Hitch, who I fully support stalking, you'll have to let us know how it goes!

  • Justin Bieber April 27, 2010, 7:07 pm

    God I love the Hitch. Going to see him in June, can't wait. I should stake out the bars in the general area afterward.

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