Friday, 16 December 2011

The Hitch: A Eulogy

So it's over, The Hitch has left the building: angry, clever, scruffy, stylish (in a way), funny, hard drinking, fine dining, and provocative. The contrarian's contrarian. We parted company over the war in Iraq, but not over a lot of other stuff.

The table at the ultimate dinner party now has one less place setting.

"My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilisation, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can't prove it, but you can't disprove it either."

"What is your idea of earthly happiness? To be vindicated in my own lifetime."

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2 comments: said...

Unfortunately, I only knew of Christopher Hitchens by name. The little that I knew of his views from reading and what few interviews and soundbites I had heard of him, I still respected him immensely. I guess that's a good thing to say about someone. I plan to read more of his works and debates after hearing so much about him these past few days, even if its a few days too late.

Steve Bodio said...

Agree with you 100% on Hitch who I eulogized too (quoting Tom McIntyre as well).

I disagreed as you did on some of his positions (hell, so do Tom and I), but he was our most valuable contrarian. I will lift a glass for him tonight...