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12 Aug 2010, 9:21 pm

He might pull through, but it's extraordinarily unlikely. Here's the recent article he wrote about his situation:

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2010/09/hitchens-201009

I think this is his latest interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6XncYCZTc4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZQrvpAcGtM


I don't follow Hitchens very closely, but I love watching him debate, mainly because he's among the most astonishingly eloquent human beings on the planet. I never followed the Iraq War very closely, either, but hearing his unconventional opinions on the topic was always interesting. It's a real pity that he might be gone soon.

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12 Aug 2010, 9:47 pm

It'll be sad to see him go, he's pretty awesome.


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12 Aug 2010, 11:37 pm

Good article. I'd like "He died after a long and brave struggle with mortality" to be on my tombstone.



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13 Aug 2010, 11:26 am

you_are_what_you_is wrote:
He might pull through, but it's extraordinarily unlikely. Here's the recent article he wrote about his situation:

http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2010/09/hitchens-201009

I think this is his latest interview:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l6XncYCZTc4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZQrvpAcGtM


I don't follow Hitchens very closely, but I love watching him debate, mainly because he's among the most astonishingly eloquent human beings on the planet. I never followed the Iraq War very closely, either, but hearing his unconventional opinions on the topic was always interesting. It's a real pity that he might be gone soon.

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god is still not great topic

I just read some online info about him, as I only knew about the not-so-great-God book he wrote.

Now he can write something memorable about his cancer.


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13 Aug 2010, 11:51 am

Christopher Hitchens is very candid as to how he writes and talks aka he is not politically-correct.

That is a great quality - a rare quality (my view).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Hitchens



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16 Aug 2010, 12:38 am

Is Apocalypse avoided if one of the four horsemen dies?

Damn, I can see the religious nutbags coming out in droves on this. Fodder for the Phelps' WBC and their ilk.

But seriously... A great man, an asset to his generation, his era and the future, he will be missed if he dies.
I'd say i was pulling for him to make it through (which the irrational part of me does), but as a fellow atheist he would know how empty and meaningless it is to "pull" or "hope" for someone, when your actions have no effect.



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16 Aug 2010, 11:53 am

:( no, he says what everyone else does not dare to, about anything,