The Caged Mind
Christopher Hitchens offers his take on Dutch politician Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s The Caged Virgin. Well, not so much a ‘take.’ He doesn’t really talk about the book, except to say that one should “go out and buy it.” Why? Well, because he likes her, he really likes her! I must note, with some amusement, that he mentions her “arresting and hypnotizing beauty.” Her intellectual arguments, however, he doesn’t really have the time to go into. You just have to take his word for it. I will have a whole lot more to say on this book very soon, by the way. Watch this space for news.