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Christopher Hitchens Anecdotes, No. 1.

In Hitchens Anecdote on November 6, 2012 at 10:55 AM

I didn’t personally know [Bill] Clinton [at Oxford], but I knew some in his circle. One of them, a super-serious youth named Ira Magaziner who is now a Clinton campaign adviser, once got me into trouble without knowing it. A telephone message in my shared home read “RING IRA,” and alas was still on the table when the cops came round on some bovine errand. I had to waste hours convincing them that I wasn’t trying to unify Ireland by force that week.

Christopher Hitchens, “Minority Report,” The Nation, March 16, 1992.