Friday, December 16, 2011

Goodbye Hitchens.

Christopher Hitchens is dead btw.  He was one of the people who got me interested in politics and social issues, and its rather sad to hear that news.

That said, I'll hand the eulogy over to Alex Pareene now...

The late Christopher Hitchens had the professional contrarian’s fixation on attacking sacred cows, and rather soon after his cancer diagnosis, he became one himself. I think he would’ve been disgusted to see too much worshipful treacle being written about him upon his untimely death, so let’s remember that in addition to being a zingy writer and masterful debater, he was also a bellicose warmongering misogynist. 
 And so we had the world’s self-appointed supreme defender of Orwell’s legacy happily joining an extended misinformation campaign designed to sell an incompetent right-wing government’s war of choice. The man who carefully laid out the case for arresting Henry Kissinger for war crimes was now palling around with Paul fucking Wolfowitz.
(update) Ana Marie Cox wrote an interesting, and much more friendly, post also.

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