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Art Imitating Life

I didn’t realise that noticing the weird resemblance between Roger Allam and Christopher Hitchens was a new thing.  When I watched V for Vendetta years ago, and I saw Allam playing a sleazy, fascist, corrupt talk-show host I briefly assumed that Hitchens had volunteered to do a cameo.  Then I discovered that it was a different person, but you can see why I was confused.  The style of argument, the mannerisms, and the personality were all as you would expect.

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Daniel Larison is a senior editor at TAC, where he also keeps a solo blog. He has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Dallas Morning News, World Politics Review, Politico Magazine, Orthodox Life, Front Porch Republic, The American Scene, and Culture11, and was a columnist for The Week. He holds a PhD in history from the University of Chicago, and resides in Lancaster, PA. Follow him on Twitter.

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