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December 19, 2011

"Christopher Hitchens, by common consent the greatest man of the last century"

"and probably in the entire history of the world, has just died.
But this fact has been shamefully ignored by the Guardian. So far I have only found half the front page, a double-page news spread, a cartoon, a leader, a full-page obituary and half Simon Hoggart's column. Where are your priorities? Can I look forward to a special supplement soon?" Linda Evans, Chiswick, London -- Letters to The Guardian

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 19, 2011 7:57 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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Doesn't he at least get credit for flipping off Bill Maher's audience?

Posted by: RedCarolina at December 19, 2011 8:23 AM

Hah! Does he drink Dos Equis, and more importantly did both sides of his pillow stay cool?

Posted by: Peccable at December 19, 2011 11:37 AM

Yeah, much greater than Churchill, Gandhi, or Albert Einstein. He drank a lot and mouthed off to people, clearly a great figure.

Look I liked Hitchens for his intelligence, integrity, and boldness but he was colossally wrong on religion, Israel, and communism and became basically the belligerant idiot he veered close to far too often when it came to religion in particular. He was a great thinker and writer but the greatest? Not even the 100th.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at December 19, 2011 12:24 PM

Google "past week" search for "christopher hitchens" vs. "vaclav havel" at Grauniad website: 19,400 vs. 934. That's over 20 to 1 for a far-left scribbler vs. a genuine hero of freedom.

Posted by: pst314 at December 20, 2011 12:20 PM

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