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Christopher Hitchens has died.

I had planned to finish up a different thing today, but… Tomorrow.

I have, in common with a great many other people, a deep and abiding admiration and respect for Christopher Hitchens, and have been trying to brace myself for this moment. The bracing wasn’t entirely successful, but the sadness of this loss was somewhat ameliorated by the courage, integrity and open-eyed wit with which Hitchens approached his own impending demise. We have lost a lion today; he will be extravagantly missed, and remembered well.



~ by BT Murtagh on December 16, 2011.

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One Response to “Christopher Hitchens has died.”

  1. “oh no!” I got out of bed this morning, booted up, and read your entry about the death of Christopher Hitchens. “Oh no!” — What more can say?

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