Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Eric Hitchens, 1949-2011

The iconoclastic atheist Christopher Hitchens is dead at 62 of pneumonia, a complication of his esophageal cancer. From Towleroad:
The NYT: "...a slashing polemicist in the tradition of Thomas Paine and George Orwell who trained his sights on targets as various as Henry Kissinger, the British monarchy and Mother Teresa, wrote a best-seller attacking religious belief, and dismayed his former comrades on the left by enthusiastically supporting the American-led war in Iraq..."
Graydon Carter remembers him at Vanity Fair. Christopher Buckley remembers him over at The New Yorker.

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