Hitch-22 by Christopher Hitchens

Hitch-22: A Memoir BY Christopher Hitchens. Twelve. Hardcover, 448 pages. $26.
The cover of Hitch-22: A Memoir

For Americans of my generation—the wrong side of thirty, but too young to remember the golden age of student protest—the tales of youth offered by Christopher Hitchens in his new memoir may provoke somewhat more envy than we care to admit. A Trotskyite protester in Hitchens's salad days could enjoy the thrilling illusion that letter-writing campaigns and streetside invective might one day succeed in buckling the world order and building an epoch of peace on its ruins.