Aristillus

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Christopher Hitchens

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I was sad to learn of Christopher Hitchens’ passing. There were many topics on which I agreed with him and probably just as many on which I disagreed. He could be a royal asshole if he wanted to. I admired him as an outspoken atheist. But his real strengths were as a well-spoken writer, debater and skeptic.

He made up his own mind – and took interesting positions. No matter what his opinion was, he always had something interesting to say and made you think.

Steven Novella expresses it better than I can, and in more detail, in his eulogy. E.F.‘s column is also interesting to read. It’s disappointing that the Dutch media seem to be blissfully unaware of the significance of Hitchens’ passing.

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Written by aristillus

December 17, 2011 at 00:12

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