Christopher Hitchens har en intressant text om Arthur Koestler i senaste numret av The Atlantic Monthly. En spännande figur, onekligen, den där Koestler. (Utdrag ur Darkness at Noon här och här.) He was periodically paralyzed by self-reproach and insecurity, and once wrote a defensive third-person preface to one of his later novels (The Age of […]

Arthur Koestler, Darkness at Noon (1940). Rubashovs dagbok inför det andra förhöret: “It has been said that No. 1 has Machiavelli’s Prince lying permanently by his bedside. So he should: since then, nothing really important has been said about the rules of political ethics. We were the first to replace the nineteenth century’s liberal ethics […]