Christopher Hitchens, 1949 - 2011
Published on Monday, December 19, 2011 - 3:49pm
Christopher Hitchens was a writer, debater, contrarian, atheist and bon vivant. He was born a British subject and later became an American citizen. He vilified public figures otherwise untouchable (Mother Theresa, Gandhi), was willing to debate anyone, and wrote and spoke very well -- not only in complete sentences but also in complete paragraphs. If it were possible to speak in footnotes he would have done so. Hitchens died of esophageal cancer on December 15 at age 62.
Many admirers comment in Slate magazine. From his friend Andrew Sullivan, "He was the greatest advertisement for the existential courage of the atheist I have ever known."
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