Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

I eagerly read his column in The Nation back before he and the magazine parted ways over his enthusiasm for the disastrous Bush-Cheney war in Iraq. I have never been a fan of his proselytizing brand of atheism, despite my sympathies for the cause. One suspects he was, in sum, an asshole. We were fortunate to have him around, and will miss him now he's gone.


  1. Hitchens was a 20th century Hume in some ways. Had a real penchant for being a dick, which is so many including myself loved his literary work.

  2. I should add 'the reason' in between which is and so.