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Sunday, December 18, 2011

On Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)

I'm confident the surviving parents and children of Iraq are not mourning Christopher Hitchens's passing. (Also see this.)

2 comments:

HV said...

Here's another great post on Hitchens - http://coreyrobin.com/2011/12/18/yes-but-more-on-hitchens-and-hagiography/.

"...that people can so quickly pivot from Hitchens’s position on the war to his other virtues—and nothing in this or my previous post should be construed as a denial of at least some of those virtues—tells us something about the culture he helped create and has left behind. It’s a culture that has developed far too easy a conscience about, and sleeps too soundly amid, the facts of war."

Bill the Butcher said...

I'd wished Hitchens would have survived long enough to stand trial for war crimes, and be exterminated legally for them as he so richly deserved.