The Hitchens post
by Josh Bernoff
Christopher Hitchens just died.
By all accounts he was an irascible, hard-drinking pain in the ass.
In print, he took on the likes of God, Mother Theresa, Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Henry Kissinger. Here was a man who had an infinite supply of courage, a razor wit, and the irresistible drive to use it.
I know Hitchens only through reading him. The argumentation is brilliant, the prose uneven but driven, and the result . . .
The result is that now that he's gone, he has left an indelible mark, almost exclusively by writing.
Learn from that. Be not afraid, and it's better to leave to a mark.
This inspires me. I'll be 62 (as he was) in 9 short years, and I don't want to be forgotten.