Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

Christopher Hitchens died this past week. Although it’s a bit off-topic here, it’s hard for me not to mark the passing of such an extraordinary individual.

Hitchens possessed an untarnished intellectual brilliance coupled with a remarkable expressive talent; he was easily one of the most articulate and insightful essayists of the past century. Having said that, I think most of us will remember him for the force of his argument in many public speeches, and his fearless debating style against innumerable opponents.

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Fair winds, Hitch.
Without you, this world is going to be a lot less fun.

I liontaib Dé go ghcastar simm.

2 responses to “Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

  1. Aye Aye to this post. Hitchens was always worth a read or a listen. He was a master of the language of polemics. He did flip-flop on a couple of infamous issues. Iraq comes to mind. But he was a gift to us all and will be missed by some. liontaib Dé go ghcastar simm for sure.

  2. Thanks for this Jane. I have enjoyed to see Hitch debating and have read some of his works.

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