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Christopher Hitchens: RIP (1949-2011)

[Updated: 9:55 am] I won’t profess to being either a fan or knowledgeable of Christopher Hitchens’s life and work. But I’m game to reflect here on both. What follows are a few reasonably trustworthy sources to start a conversation: 1. The NYT obituary.2. Scott McLemee on Hitchens in a June 2010 piece at The National.3. A collection of his recent essays at VF Daily.4. Corey Robin’s brief, not-so-flattering reflection on Hitchens’s narcissism. What are your thoughts? What’s Hitchens’s place–positive, negative, or otherwise—in the late twentieth-century U.S. intellectual landscape? I expect instant-historical perspective and analysis. 🙂 – TL Read more