Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens Dead at 62


Hitch is gone.

Whatever anyone might say about Hitchens, he was a true public intellectual.

I would have loved to have been a fly on the wall at the Nation Magazine in early 2003, if for no other reason then to listen to Katrina vanden Heuvel and Hitch fight it out over the Iraq War.

I was with Katrina.

Nonetheless, sad to see this guy go.

Peace, please, Christopher Hitchens.



  1. He was younger than my mother.  And he was only a few months older than my dad, which especially struck me as my father is currently recovering from cancer himself.

    May he rest in peace.

    I agreed with his atheism, I vehemently disagree with his anti-Zionism, and I'm sure I would have loved to have had the chance to have a beer with him.

  2. Hey, Jay,

    sorry to hear about your dad.

    You say that he is recovering, tho?

    I wish him nothing but the very best.

  3. He's coming along slowly.  Thanks, Karma.

  4. Didn't he moderate his anti-Zionism in the most recent years?  I thought he did.

  5. I actually do not associate him with anti-Zionism.  Perhaps School can speak to that a bit, but it certainly wouldn't surprise me.

  6. Check this video:

    He condemns all sides.  I guess that's his perverse implementation of intellectual honesty.