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The Guardian has transcribed a recent joint interview with Christopher and Peter Hitchens, sibling rivals of the highest order. They do the same job, and obviously have enormous mommy complexes that have never been resolved.

It’s sad and hilarious. They snipe and slag, and there are some excellent zingers in there. If I were judging this prizefight, I’d give it to Peter, who rope-a-dopes his brother, allowing him to take some broad first swings, widening him out as it were, before jabbing him several times where it hurts.

The exchange between CH and an offended audience member is priceless. And you can feel the burn when CH must congratulate his brother on winning an award.

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