[lbo-talk] Christopher Hitchens dead

Angelus Novus fuerdenkommunismus at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 16 00:46:39 PST 2011

SA wrote:

> He meant a lot to me
when I was a kid. I never really stopped liking him.

The strange thing though is that by fondly remembering the leftist Hitchens, you're already revealing your age. Looking at the tribute threads at places like Reddit, it's strange to realize that there are a whole generation of younger people for whom Hitchens is a hero primarily because he wrote that book on his atheism.  That's basically what he's going to be remembered for, as being part of the group that includes Richard Dawkins and Daniel Dennett.

It's like if New Order were to become much more famous than Joy Division.  Oh wait...

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