Dec 16, 2011

Hitchens links

The internet is alight with tributes to the cranky bastard. Here are some of my favorites of his:

1. The moral and aesthetic nightmare of Christmas.

2. On the death of Jesse Helms: Farewell to a Provincial Redneck.

3. A savage takedown on the death of Jerry Falwell.

4. A far kinder obituary of Hunter S. Thompson.

5. Mother Teresa: a fanatic, a fundamentalist, and a fraud.

6. Perhaps my favorite: against taboos.

UPDATE: On the other hand, it's important not to forget even Hitch could be staggeringly full of shit.

UPDATE II: Gawker and Greenwald pile on. Also see this amazingly boneheaded article, titled "In Defense of Endless War." And the man called himself a fan of Orwell??

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