Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011)

The best blended Scotch in the history of the world – which was also the favourite drink of the Iraqi Baath Party, as it still is of the Palestinian Authority and the Libyan dictatorship and large branches of the Saudi Arabian royal family – is Johnnie Walker Black. Breakfast of champions, accept no substitute. — Christopher Hitchens (via BBC)

Christopher Hitchens dies at 62 after suffering cancer (BBC)

We have lost a brilliant thinker, a sharp-tongued contrarian, and one of the more colorful intellectuals of our time. Condolences to his friends and family.

You can find Hitchens’ Vanity Fair columns here, his Slate columns here, his Atlantic columns here, his Nation columns here, and his New Statesmen columns here. (via DailyKos)

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