By coincidence, I just picked up Hitch’s The Trial of Henry Kissinger from the library (a hen’s tooth; impossibly expensive on Amazon Used), and the excerpt filling the space for a blurb is remarkably related to my previous post in more ways than one:
“[Kissinger’s] own lonely impunity is rank; it smells to heaven. If it is allowed to persist then we shall shamefully vindicate the ancient philosopher Anacharsis, who maintained that laws were like cobwebs; strong enough to detain only the weak, and too weak to hold the strong. In the name of innumerable victims known and unknown, it is time for justice to take a hand”.
Yes, I too sense and fear this will read uncomfortably alongside the Hitch of post-9/11. More on that in time, no doubt.