Oreo Cookie Book Club – June 2012

The Really Serious Oreo Cookie Book Club met May 16 at the home of Norton Schwartz, where Curt Swanson led us in a discussion of the book Arguably, by the recently deceased Christopher Hitchens. The book is a collection of thirty five articles written over the past few years with a vast range of subjects including the Founding Fathers, Abraham Lincoln, Mark Twain, the Ten Commandments, John Kennedy, etc. The writer is an iconoclast and provocateur in his approach; most notorious for his advocacy of atheism. While most of the group found Hitchens’ articles arrogant, autocratic, unnecessarily pedantic, but otherwise, readable, his usual reading audience holds him in high esteem.

—Norton Schwartz


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