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frightlever
16-12-2011, 12:49 PM
is dead and I noticed his memoir, Hitch 22, is currently on sale at the UK Kindle store for 2.97.

If you like words you should at least try a sample. Obviously you won't like him, but his words...

Rii
16-12-2011, 02:50 PM
Obviously you won't like him, but his words...

Could you clarify this?

gundrea
16-12-2011, 04:29 PM
Could you clarify this?
Subtle jab at how everyone on RPS hates everyone?

Regardless, RIP or however you humanists like to say it.

Stellar Duck
16-12-2011, 06:57 PM
Subtle jab at how everyone on RPS hates everyone?

Regardless, RIP or however you humanists like to say it.

As a humanist I can't claim to talk for every humanist. But I prefer to say:

Well, shit! Guess it was bound to happen. Bye, Hitchens.

The Mechanical Aggressor
16-12-2011, 07:11 PM
Hitchens was a brilliant debater and writer. His writings inspired me personally, and he was one of my favourite public figures. He'll be missed.

tomeoftom
17-12-2011, 09:35 AM
Such a shame.

Nalano
17-12-2011, 10:01 AM
Could you clarify this?

I wouldn't call him an iconoclast, but he never pulled his punches and his opinions ran the gamut. The weak of conscience might find his stuff hard to swallow.

ado
17-12-2011, 11:23 AM
A great loss, even if you disagree with his writings/opinions. He will be missed. And he was an iconoclast. He was a very vocal atheist and wrote a *great* book called "God is not great: how religion poisons everything", but that doesn't make his views less valid or wrong.

Nalano
17-12-2011, 07:23 PM
Here is an interesting take (http://www.salon.com/2011/12/17/christohper_hitchens_and_the_protocol_for_public_f igure_deaths/) on his legacy.