What is a deipnosophist?

Find out if you want to by clicking through when the word appears in this rather fun review of Christopher Hitchens.  Not that Christopher is either my cup of tea or especially interesting.  But he is quite fun to watch – so long as you don’t devote much time to it!

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Chris Lloyd
Chris Lloyd
13 years ago

This Neil Fitzgerald isnt a shabby wordsmith himself. I particularly loved the following descriptions of Hitchens.

Red-eyed from a continual cocktail hour and spoiling for an intellectual ruckus.

He bides his time, sucking in his top lip, drawing breath and failing to suppress snorts of indignation or derision. A cartoon bull, he claws the earth with his hooves as the toreador waves a red flag in his face.

Niall
13 years ago

I lose interest in articles which use five words where one would do. What’s the upshot?

Niall
13 years ago

Hmmm……..I don’t regard Hitchens as ‘smart’ JC. Bombastic perhaps, and maybe smart as in Alec, but that’s about it.