John-Paul McCarthy: First judgement in X Case was the real 'moral crime'
The judge had plenty of options available to him in the controversial 1992 case, writes John-Paul McCarthy
Published 25/12/2011 | 05:00
I thought I'd gotten Christopher Hitchens out of my hair last week when I tapped out a terse adieu to the old warrior.
But though I take a severe view of people who don't share my admiration of Conor Cruise O'Brien's book Maria Cross, for some reason I seemed to see Hitchens everywhere this week.
And I found myself recalling the best joke in Hitchens' memoir.