Christopher Hitchens Dead at the Age of 62

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One of America's most controversial public intellectuals died last night in a Houston hospital of pneumonia brought on by esophageal cancer. He was 62 years old. Christopher Hitchens was a British-born, naturalized American and public intellectual.  Targets of his slashing attacks included Henry Kissinger, the British monarchy and Mother Theresa. His recent books included the best-selling God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Jacob Weisberg, now editor in chief of the Slate Group and author of The Bush Tragedy, was befriended by Hitchens early in his journalistic career.




Warren Olney