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December 18, 2011

Glick's Got No Reason to Love Hitchens

Caroline Glick :: Why I won't miss Christopher Hitchens
"To the best of my knowledge, Hitchens never disavowed his antipathy for Israel or his rejection of our right to define ourselves as a nation or our legal, national and moral rights to the land of Israel. And so I will never disavow my objection to him and refusal to give him a pass for his anti-Semitism. He may have known how to hold his liquor, spin a yarn, turn a phrase and all the rest, but he was no hero in my eyes. He was a Jew hater."

Posted by gerardvanderleun at December 18, 2011 1:11 PM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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This clown seems totally unaware that Hitchens "discovered" he was Jewish and that in all his rantings about religious extremists Judaism never made the list.

Posted by: bilejones at December 18, 2011 3:43 PM

Sorry, but you are wrong. She links to a very lengthy piece in which Hitchens not only rips into Judaism, but with brutal hatred.

Posted by: Jewel at December 18, 2011 4:41 PM

Hitchens had a hangup about religion, period. He fled the Hound of Heaven, but the strain of running got to him on a regular basis.

I think he felt the call, and I like to think that about 30 seconds before he died, he succumbed to it with the same grim reluctance he used to stare death itself in the face.

But I'll never know--until that point when I myself depart for that Other Realm for good.

I hope he's there, because the conversations will be much better with him around.

Posted by: Joy McCann/Little Miss Attila at December 18, 2011 5:00 PM

Hitch ripped into many religions; he hated them all more or less equally so that makes him an anti-semite? Sounds like someone wants special treatment to me. BTW, I'm fractionally part Jewish, and not particularly self-hating, so make of that factoid what you will. No one likes to be criticized, and some criticisms are accurate, some are not.

Posted by: RKV at December 18, 2011 5:37 PM

Hitch was a flawed human being, like the rest of us. I'm with Joy. I hope he made the cut, along with many others I love who manage to be wrong about the important things in life.

Posted by: Casca at December 18, 2011 7:03 PM

Why are people trying to figure out ways to LIKE Hitchens?

He was an ass and a Jew hater. I thought he was a drunk and a pig.

Posted by: mare at December 19, 2011 5:13 AM

Hitchens who?

Posted by: Peccable at December 19, 2011 6:09 AM

First and foremost, he was always a bully (and an intellectual bully is no different than the playground variety). But a bully is always something else beneath. If he had been more courageous, he might have confronted this something else in life rather than projecting it onto others and tearing it to pieces.

Posted by: Gagdad Bob at December 19, 2011 6:47 AM

OK, I'll go to the forbidden question.
'Is it ok for you to hate any group, or person, as long as you do not act on that hatred?'
(Just pissin' in the punch bowl...)

Posted by: ed in texas at December 19, 2011 1:31 PM

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