THE 61-YEAR-OLD author and Vanity Fair columnist Christopher Hitchens is one of the most popular, eloquent and contrarian public intellectuals of our time. His book, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, assailed the reputation and work of the Catholic nun and icon, as his later The Case Against Henry Kissinger did Richard Nixon’s former secretary of state.By NOAH RICHLER12 min
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As a member of the latest lost generation, I read with much interest Jonathon Gatehouse’s “Generation Screwed: what the boomers are leaving their children” (Society, Dec. 6). I’m 29 years old with a master’s in urban planning and solid technical skills.
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