Behind the News

Does Christopher Hitchens still matter, and how the death drive explains things.

Ben Burgis, author of a new book on Christopher Hitchens, on how he still matters and why. And Patrick Blanchfield, author of this article, on how Freud’s concept of the death drive explains so much.

Playlist

ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Kronos QuartetWawshishijay ("Our Beginning")Wawshishijay ("Our Beginning")WMG - Nonesuch
Scott RossKeyboard Sonata in C Minor, Kk. 302Keyboard Sonata in C Minor, Kk. 302WMG - Erato Disques
Wiener Philharmoniker,Christine Schäfer,Michelle DeYoung,Pierre Boulez,Wiener Singverein5. Im Tempo des Scherzo - Langsam misteriosoBoulez - MahlerUniversal Music
Jay McShannCherry RedIn CopenhagenStoryville
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