Peter Hitchens

Peter Hitchens, 70, is a columnist for the London Mail on Sunday and the author of several books, including The Abolition of Britain, Short Breaks in Mordor, and The Rage Against God. He has worked for newspapers for 50 years, reporting on both domestic politics and foreign affairs. He has filed dispatches from 57 countries and lived as a resident correspondent in Moscow in 1990-92 and Washington in 1993-95. He is married with three children and lives in Oxford.

Posts by Peter Hitchens

Does anyone care who John Galt is anymore?

If it had not been for the railroads, I would never have gotten beyond the first chapter of Atlas Shrugged. Having had a vague idea of what Ayn Rand believed in, I was pleasantly surprised to find that the story depended so heavily on the Iron Horse (given that most “libertarians” view trains as collectivist and bad and cars as admirable chariots of liberty). Continue Reading...