Brits: Brilliant Kooks: Pundit Christopher (Atheist) Hitchens defaces odious poltcl sect in Beirut, gets smashed (nearly)
Late last month, Beirut (in the persons of 6 Syrian Social Nationalist Party adherents -- were they the same "burly youths" of everlasting sociliast fiction?) attacked the redoubtable stalwart and always-somewhat drunk Christofer Hitchins, a laudable Trotskyist writer most closely associated with a militant Kurdish social revolutonary party.
His travelling companion and fellow freelance reporter of the world's political hotspots, Michael Totten, who recounted this latest obyssey most vividly (or is that most bonvivantly?), tells well the story that self-satirizes its own narrative, and gently lets Hitchens off without a hitch.