Christopher HItchens 1949 – 2011

Christopher Hitchens has died. When asked about his own death, he was understandably concerned about his legacy. In November 2011 George Eaton wrote in the┬áNew Statesman: "The tragedy of Hitchens' illness is that it came at a time when he enjoyed a larger audience than ever. Of his tight circle of friends - Amis, Fenton, McEwan, Rushdie - Hitchens was the last to gain international renown, yet he is now read more widely than any of them." Eaton said, Hitchens would like to be … [Read more...]