Tuesday, May 31, 2005

Bleary-Eyed Brothers

On a slightly more mature note, two good articles in today's Guardian. One is a rather weary comment on the Greatest Philosopher competition hosted by BBC Radio 4's In Our Time. Lord, I despair. Still, I'll try to overcome the pain of seeing philosophy reduced to a celebrity wrestling match by, um, jumping in and voting for Schopenhauer!

Next, a dialogue between the Hitchens brothers, staged at the Hay Festival. Only Christopher has, to my knowledge, had the honour of a feud with George Galloway, culminating in the gorgeous one calling him a "drink-soaked former Trotskyist popinjay" last week. But the two brothers are obviously both alike in dignity: which is why this is such a good read.

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