Calling Christopher Hitchens “one of the most dynamic voices of our generation“, Sonicfrog laments the passing of this iconoclastic columnist:
With the exception of being an ardent atheist, he was impossible to pin down and categorize as belonging to any one political movement or ideology. He truly called them as he saw them. Without question, he truly was his own man. He burned as bright as anyone I can recall in my lifetime, and now the flame is no more. I can’t say I always agreed with him, but he was one HELL of a writer, and I am a better writer because of his influence!
The man always spoken his mind and while leaning to the left, never really subscribed to any ideology. Just look him stand up to Bill Maher:
Joy McCann called him a “man was made of class“:
This amazing writer was fearless. And smart. And from what I could see, a good, decent man who stared death in the face and remained just as decent as he had been before, albeit in much more pain.
Goodbye, Mr. H. You will be sorely, sorely missed.
Indeed. In this increasingly ideological age, we need more of his kind.