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On Writing in America ~ Christopher Hitchens

From an interview with Charlie Rose, August 2010.

If you show any promise as a writer in Britain, in London — that’s fine, and people will give you work, and so forth — but you keep feeling all the time you’re having to pass through a series of tests and hoops — “He’s quite promising,” and so forth.

You can die of that kind of encouragement.

Where in America if you are willing to take the chance and say, “Here I am. Try this,” you don’t feel you’re having to go through these stages of evolution; maturing in the cask like a fine old vintage that in the end goes sour before it’s ripe.

Improbable Deniability

“Some things, however, are true no matter how hard you might try to block them out, and a lie is always a lie, no matter how prettily told. Some doors, once they’re opened, can never be closed again, just as some trust, once it’s been lost, can never be won back.” ~Alice Hoffman