Thursday, August 12, 2010

Death Becomes Him

Sadly, Christopher Hitchen is dying of cancer. The title may seem flip and immoderate, but it is meant as praise. I'm glad to see him going down gallantly, flying the flags high, and hanging on to his credo.

The following is a video clip of an interview done by Jeffrey Goldberg of the Atlantic magazine:

The above interview is interesting but unsatisfying. It is too focused on death and religion. Here's a much more sympathetic treatment of Hitchens by himself in an article for Vanity Fair where he talks about his condition.

Here's an article in The Independent newspaper talking about his situation.

Here is a link to my discussion of his latest book Hitch-22.

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