Friday, December 16


Christopher Eric Hitchens - 1949 - 2011

Unrestrained, unapologetic and unconverted, even as the lights were dimming. Hitch was the intellectual prize that came along with my subscription to Vanity Fair. As contributing editor, he took positions that made the suits cringe, made people drop their subscriptions and made less rigorous thinkers scratch their heads. I will miss his voice.

Thus spake the rabbit.


Jan said...

Rats. I hadn't heard he died. I will miss his voice too.

Bud Simpson said...

Beware the irrational, however seductive.

Shun the 'transcendent' and all who invite you to subordinate or annihilate yourself.

Distrust compassion; prefer dignity for yourself and others.

Don't be afraid to be thought arrogant or selfish.

Picture all experts as if they were mammals.

Never be a spectator of unfairness or stupidity.

Seek out argument and disputation for their own sake; the grave will supply plenty of time for silence.

--Christopher Hitchens