I can't say why I find literary feuds so amusing. The stakes are frequently big ideas, but in the tussle the combatants tend to get so personal. Perhaps it is the contrast? And, of course, writers do make the best, funniest insults. Last week, Christopher Hitchens (Hitch-22, God is not great) had an article in the New York Times explaining what makes a good literary feud. Doesn't sound like Mr. Hitchens is much in favor of the literary olive branch, either. Click here for the full article.