Saturday, December 17, 2011
Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)
No one like him, Christopher Hitchens. He lived his life in full view, glass of whiskey and a cigarette at the always ready. His death, too, was very nearly televised. Irreverent, and all that stuff. You could not say he was deluded. Hitchens had a wide awake point of view. And he kicked ass often. RIP, Mr. Hitchens.
Ian McEwan writes a beautiful piece about his friends last few days in The NYT.
Some of his reverberations are captured on video from Vanity Fair are here. Or you can read the full New York Times Obituary for Christopher Hitchens.