Christopher Hitchens died yesterday. I greatly admire the passion for life he demonstrated, his commitment to individual freedom and dignity, and his love of the written word.
Slate, where he was a regular columnist, has a moving obituary. I can do no better.
Slate writer June Thomas also has a nice piece linking to a number of his writings.
And then there is this by the man himself:
“Trial of the Will” – Vanity Fair (January 2012 issue)
The world is a worse place today, December 16th, 2011.