Christopher Hitchens

I can’t help thinking I ought to quote George Orwell. Christopher Hitchens quoted Orwell so much in his writing, it seems a shame not to. But I suppose it’s also a fitting tribute to him to not follow the trend.

I wish I could write well enough to do justice to the work of Mr. Hitchens. I cannot, alas, and so this post will be brief. I wish only to lament his death, and to praise his work.

His writings influenced me quite a bit, and I always admired his willingness to challenge popular beliefs. I thought he was wrong about a lot of things, as did almost everyone who read him, but his writing was so brilliant you couldn’t help being moved to thought by it.

What's your stake in this, cowboy?