An Ode to Christopher Hitchens

Eulogies continue to pour in for Christopher Hitchens on the wake of his death on Thursday. He was a world-famous journalist, who wrote until his last breath. He was an Atheist and known for providing an alternate point of view, contrary to popular belief.

The British-born great had a desk set up in the intensive care unit and was continuously meeting deadlines with only a few days to live, according to his friend novelist Ian McEwan. He also added that he had to be helped onto a chair to work “with a pole and eight lines going into his body.” In-spite of his shortcomings, he still completed his piece and even had time to write an additional essay.

 

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