June 23, 2005
My brother, Peter, is, like all bearers of the family name, highly—nay, mysteriously—intelligent and a writer of unusual verve and range. Here, all resemblance ends. He is a staunch Christian and an abstainer from alcohol and tobacco. He lacks also, I sometimes think, my strange, hypnotic power over women. Moreover, he is a man for whom the word “reactionary” might have been invented. In his many columns for the British and American press (he is a contributing editor for Pat Buchanan’s rancid American Conservative), he defends capital punishment, denounces the liberations of Iraq and Afghanistan, upholds religion, and manages to be both anti-European and anti-American.
We once or twice, during his time as a Washington correspondent, made joint appearances on television. This made the life of the talk-show booker too easy: just flip the Rolodex to “Hitchens” and you had your Crossfire right there.
Posted by Anthony Perez-Miller at June 23, 2005 01:11 AM