Putting Hitchens in perspective
Lyricism can't compensate for sardonic attitude.
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Dateline: Tuesday, January 03, 2012
From: Jean Rajotte
Thank you Mel for putting this clearly. I'd admired Hitchen's muscular lyricism, at time to the point of tears of joy. But I'd felt ambivalent about his sardonic attitude, some of his politics, and his joining the religion-is-bad bandwagon. You put (good) words to sentiment.