RIP, Christopher Hitchens.
Fuck. I’m wishing now that I hadn’t visited this place right before bed…to see this sad news. I knew his days were numbered, but… Fuck.
Dies the same day the US officially announces the end to the war in Iraq.
i wonder if he would’ve been okay with the acryn “RIP”. it has catholic origin right? and it implies an eternal.
The checks have cleared.
My first thought was: lightning?
sixty years of begging the question
good thing he’s dead!
[Well, the one block-headed position doesn’t erase all the progressive pressure he accomplished. Pretty regrettable misadventure, though–to be allied with the Legacy Misunderburnishers in that fuck-up.]
“An Unfortunate Coda” – as authored by C.E.H.
RIP (or its anti-theistic equivalent)
DBU (Dust Blow Unimpeded)???
“It’s nice to be here. It’s nice to be anywhere.”
Here are two moving “appreciations”, one prickly: http://www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2011/dec/17/christopher-hitchens-remembered , and one perfectly warm: http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/16/christopher-hitchens-appreciation-by-ian-mcewan .
There was another prickly one by ex-employer The Nation.
Has Gore Vidal surfaced to comment?