I saw Hitchens once when he spoke at the Greater Boston Humanists back in 2002. He spoke on the subject of secularism in Europe. He also attempted briefly to make a case for going to war against Iraq but, rather uncharacteristically for him, he seemed to have cut that short when he realized that he had a very skeptical audience.
Other things that I remember, was that after finishing his talk, he rushed to take a leak, then after that, he rushed to take a nicotene break outside the Harvard Science Center, where he had given his talk. He also had, I recall, one of his daughers with him, who was about eight years old at the time.
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On Fri, 16 Dec 2011 12:17:33 +0000 (UTC) dperrin at comcast.net writes:
> Weirdly enough, this has left me shaken this morning. So many
> memories. So many experiences with him.
> Doug and I once met in CH's old house in DC -- before he left his
> first wife for Carol Blue. Remember that Doug?
> Drinks in the front room? Eleni and her friend whispering and
> giggling in the kitchen?
> Will write an obit when my hands stop shaking. Later.
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