Rebel With a Cause

On tour to promote his provocative new book The Trial of Henry Kissinger (Verso; 159 pages), Christopher Hitchens, 52, arrived at Britain's Hay-on-Wye literary festival the day after a judge in Argentina ordered the former U.S. Secretary of State to testify in a human-rights trial. Two days later Hitchens delivered an anti-Kissinger diatribe to an audience of nearly 1,000, refreshing himself with the last drop of Johnnie Walker Black in town. Even as he was speaking, Kissinger was being served a summons at the Ritz Hotel in Paris to testify before a French judge investigating the disappearance of five youths during...

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