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The Dogma of Christ & Other Essays on Religion, Psychology & Culture
Erich Fromm

Arguably: Selected Essays

Arguably: Selected Essays - Christopher Hitchens Introduction

All American
--Gods of Our Fathers: The United States of Enlightenment
--The Private Jefferson
--Jefferson Versus the Muslim Pirates
--Benjamin Franklin: Free and Easy
--John Brown: The Man Who Ended Slavery
--Abraham Lincoln: Misery's Child
--Mark Twain: American Radical
--Upton Sinclair: A Capitalist Primer
--JFK: In Sickness and by Stealth
--Saul Bellow: The Great Assimilator
--Vladimir Nabokov: Hurricane Lolita
--John Updike, Part One: No Way
--John Updike, Part Two: Mr. Geniality
--Vidal Loco
--America the Banana Republic
--An Anglosphere Future
--Political Animals
--Old Enough to Die
--In Defense of Foxhole Atheists
--In Search of the Washington Novel

Eclectic Affinities
--Isaac Newton: Flaws of Gravity
--The Men Who Made England: Hilary Mantel's 'Wolf Hall'
--Edmund Burke: Reactionary Prophet
--Samuel Johnson: Demons and Dictionaries
--Gustave Flaubert: I'm with Stupide
--The Dark Side of Dickens
--Marx's Journalism: The Grub Street Years
--Rebecca West: Things Worth Fighting For
--Ezra Pound: A Revolutionary Simpleton
--On 'Animal Farm'
--Jessica Mitford's Poison Pen
--W. Somerset Maugham: Poor Old Willie
--Evelyn Waugh: The Permanent Adolescent
--P. G. Wodehouse: The Honorable Schoolboy
--Anthony Powell: An Omnivorous Curiosity
--John Buchan: Spy Thriller's Father
--Graham Greene: I'll Be Damned
--Death from a Salesman: Graham Greene's Bottled Ontology
--Loving Philip Larkin
--Stephen Spender: A Nice Bloody Fool
--Edward Upward: The Captive Mind
--C. L. R. James: Mid Off, Not Right On
--J. G. Ballard: The Catastrophist
--Fraser's Flashman: Scoundrel Time
--Fleet Street's Finest: From Waugh to Frayn
--Saki: Where the Wild Things Are
--Harry Potter: The Boy Who Lived

Amusements, Annoyances, and Disappointments
--Why Women Aren't Funny
--Stieg Larsson: The Author Who Played with Fire
--As American as Apple Pie
--So Many Men's Rooms, So Little Time
--The New Commandments
--In Your Face
--Wine Drinkers of the World, Unite
--Charles, Prince of Piffle

Offshore Accounts
--Afghanistan's Dangerous Bet
--First, Silence the Whistle-Blower
--Believe Me, It's Torture
--Iran's Waiting Game
--Long Live Democratic Seismology
--Benazir Bhutto: Daughter of Destiny
--From Abbottabad to Worse
--The Perils of Partition
--Algeria: A French Quarrel
--The Case of Orientalism
--Edward Said: Where the Twain Should Have Met
--The Swastika and the Cedar
--Holiday in Iraq
--Tunisia: At the Desert's Edge
--What Happened to the Suicide Bombers of Jerusalem?
--Childhood's End: An African Nightmare
--The Vietnam Syndrome
--Once Upon a Time in Germany
--Worse Than 'Nineteen Eighty-Four'
--North Korea: A Nation of Racist Dwarves
--The Eighteenth Brumaire of the Castro Dynasty
--Hugo Boss
--Is the Euro Doomed?
--Overstating Jewish Power
--The Case for Humanitarian Intervention

Legacies of Totalitarianism
--Victor Serge: Pictures from an Inquisition
--André Malraux: One Man's Fate
--Arthur Koestler: The Zealot
--Isabel Allende: Chile Redux
--The Persian Version
--Martin Amis: Lightness at Midnight
--Imagining Hitler
--Victor Klemperer: Survivor
--A War Worth Fighting
--Just Give Peace A Chance?
--W. G. Sebald: Requiem for Germany

Words' Worth
--When the King Saved God
--Let Them Eat Pork Rinds
--Stand Up for Denmark!
--Eschew the Taboo
--She's No Fundamentalist
--Burned Out
--Easter Charade
--Don't Mince Words
--History and Mystery
--Words Matter
--This Was Not Looting
--The Other L-Word
--The You Decade
--Suck It Up
--A Very, Very Dirty Word
--Prisoner of Shelves