Sunday, December 15, 2013

Brief Remarks On [The Anniversary of] The Death of Christopher Hitchens

My first exposure to Hitchens was in 2003 or '04 when I read his review of "Fahrenheit 9/11" in (I think it was) Slate. It was a very negative review. I was conservative back then, so I agreed with it, or at least wanted to agree with it (even though, to this day, I just haven't gotten around to watching that movie). But then I read his column from the week right before that, in which he very harshly criticized Ronald Reagan about Iran/Contra. He basically said that Reagan was either a liar or an idiot. After reading both articles, I thought, "Wow, this guy doesn't care who he pisses off!" And even back then, I could really respect that.