[lbo-talk] Christopher Hitchens dead
wsoko52 at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 04:10:47 PST 2011
[WS:] Yeah. To me, he was like a canary in the coal mine - his
abandonment of the left allegiances tells volumes not just about the
state of his own intellectual health, but also that of his
intellectual milieu. When rats jump the ship this usually means she
is not very seaworthy. I did not know him personally - I met him only
once in Baltimore and he was fully loaded - but I always saw him as an
incarnation of Mencken - critical thinker, sometimes right, sometimes
wrong, typically insolent and never afraid of desecrating conventional
thinking and its holy grails.
On Fri, Dec 16, 2011 at 3:17 AM, SA <s11131978 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I was surprised at how shaken up I was by this. He meant a lot to me when I
> was a kid. I never really stopped liking him.
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