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Sapphocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-16-11 01:39 AM
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Christopher Hitchens dies; Vanity Fair writer was a religious skeptic, master of contrarian essay
Source: Washington Post

Christopher Hitchens, a sharp-witted provocateur who used his formidable learning, biting wit and muscular prose style to skewer what he considered high-placed hypocrites, craven lackeys of the right and left, Islamic fascists and religious faith of any kind, died Thursday from pneumonia, a complication of esophageal cancer, according to Vanity Fair, the magazine for which Mr. Hitchens worked. He was 62. ...

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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-16-11 03:28 AM
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1. Wouldn't want to have been in his rhetorical cross-hairs.
I think he was completely wrong on supporting the Iraq invasion and he could, at times, be a pompous ass...but he was brilliant in his writing and elocution.
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DesertFlower Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-16-11 03:51 AM
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2. just read his latest article the other day.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-16-11 11:28 AM
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3. Ironic timing that Hitchens passed on same day as Iraqi "war" finally "ends".
He supported the military effort wholeheartedly.
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Smarmie Doofus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-16-11 11:44 AM
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4. Except for Iraq.... he was magnificent.
A joy to watch and a pleasure to listen to.
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countryjake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-20-11 02:37 PM
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5. kick
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