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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