Friday, 16 December 2011

Christopher Hitchens completes his life

Some links, first to blogs, then to periodicals and news organisations:

Tigerloaf: Christopher Hitchens is Dead

Shiraz Socialist: Hitchens is dead, and Now That’s What I Call Hitchens! and Irreplaceable

Harry’s Place: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011, and Another reason why God is not great, on Jerusalem and religious obstacles to peace, and A few thoughts on Christopher Hitchens, in praise of his post September 11th arguments, and cross posted from the Huffington Post, Sohrab Ahmari: Influence and conviction: Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

The Stark Tenet: Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011

Fat Man on a Keyboard: One hell of a writer

The Poor Mouth: Christopher Hitchens RIP

Simply Jews: Christopher Hitchens RIP

Though Cowards Flinch: Christopher Hitchens: the life of a contrarian

Francis Sedgemore: So long Dude! Also: Of slippery slopes and greasy poles

Obliged to Offend: So long, Hitch

Normblog: Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011, also A brother’s tribute and Tributes in the Times

David Aaronovitch’s tribute in the Times is included in Mick Hartley’s post: Hitch is dead

Bob from Brockley recommends two posts, by Rosie Bell: Decline and fall, and by Noga: Chistopher Hitchens and his Vocabular Cornucopia

Max Dunbar: Why writing matters (and related to Max’s piece, a post from October at Why Evolution Is True: Mason Crumpacker and the Hitchens reading list)

Gauche: Obituaries - 27: Christopher Hitchens

At The Duck of Minerva, a Realist on a revolutionary, Patrick Porter: Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)

Terry Glavin: The Lights Are On The Dunes, Comrade.

George Szires: Christopher Hitchens 13 April 1949 - 15 December 2011

More by Bob from Brockley: He was a friend of mine, and On reading obituaries of Christopher Hitchens

The Sad Red Earth: Christopher Hitchens, Glenn Greenwald, and the War of Ideas, in response to Christopher Hitchens and the protocol for public figure deaths, by Glenn Greenwald at


The Daily Mash: Hitchens cancer not intelligently designed

Salman Rushdie for Vanity Fair, February 2012 issue: Christopher Hitchens

A response to Salman Rushdie’s article by Mick Hartley, Hitchens, In Memoriam, echoed by Norman Geras, Rushdie right and wrong about Hitchens

Juli Weiner, Vanity Fair: In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011, also a slideshow of photos from his life

Christopher Buckley on The New Yorker’s News Desk blog: Postscript: Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

George Packer, also on The New Yorker’s News Desk blog: Hitchens and Iraq

William Grimes at The New York Times: Polemicist Who Slashed All, Freely, With Wit

BBC News: Christopher Hitchens dies after battle with cancer. Related on BBC News: Christopher Hitchens talks to Jeremy Paxman, and Blair v Hitchens debate: Is religion a force for good?

Last updated 8 January 2012.


jams o donnell said...

A sad loss. The world is definitely a poorer place for his pasing

Oscar Grillo said...

The only unfogivable thing is that he found Margaret Thatcher sexy...Even worse that having approved of the Iraq invasion

kellie said...

Ah, but the business about Thatcher and spanking explained so much!