RIP, Christopher Hitchens

There are many tributes today to Christopher Hitchens, and they’re packed with links to his many writings and interviews – one of the hallmarks of the public intellectual in the modern age.  Vanity Fair, where Hitchens was a contributing editor, has a short remembrance and a collection of Hitchens’s video appearances.  In the video below, Hitchens discusses his memoir, “Hitch-22,” with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show.”  It is especially poignant because Hitchens touches on his own death, although at the time he had not yet been diagnosed with cancer.  His courage, wit and lust for life will be missed greatly.

Christopher Hitchens with Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show”

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