Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Best of Christopher Hitchens

Part 1

Part 2

H/T: JediJesseS

Trial of the Will
Reviewing familiar principles and maxims in the face of mortal illness, Christopher Hitchens has found one of them increasingly ridiculous: “Whatever doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.” Oh, really? Take the case of the philosopher to whom that line is usually attributed, Friedrich Nietzsche, who lost his mind to what was probably syphilis. Or America’s homegrown philosopher Sidney Hook, who survived a stroke and wished he hadn’t. Or, indeed, the author, viciously weakened by the very medicine that is keeping him alive.
By Christopher Hitchens, Vanity Fair
January 2012

Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011: In Memoriam -Graydon Carter, Vanity Fair

Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011 - David Frum, Frum Forum

Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely, Dies at 62 - William Grimes, New York Times

Postscript: Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011 - Christopher Buckley. The New Yorker

Christopher Hitchens: A Reading List - Alex Koppelman, The New Yorker

Sneaking Into Iraq With Hitchens
And smuggling in booze, too. - Matt Labash, Slate

Anyone who believes in the power of words will miss Hitchens. - Anne Applebaum, Slate

RIP Christopher Hitchens: Provocateur and Damn Good Writer — Monika Bauerlein, Mother Jones

Christopher Hitchens, Author and Television Personality, Dies at 62 - ABC News

Christopher Hitchens: my hero of 2010
A gentleman and a truly formidable debater, Christopher Hitchens is a giant of the mind and a model of courage - Richard Dawkins

Christopher Hitchens Dies: His Best Writing, Photos, and More
Christopher Hitchens, perhaps the greatest essayist of our age, lost his battle with esophageal cancer at age 62. The Daily Beast looks back on his life.

The Guide to Christopher Hitchens
A great journalist’s greatest magazine stories. -Max Linsky, Slate

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