“About a year ago, I was informed by a doctor that I might have as little as another year to live. In consequence, some of these articles were written with the full consciousness that they might be my very last.”
January 2011, I walked with Christopher Hitchens as he told me his life story through Hitch 22 in audio-book format. His voice was strong without the weakness that came later. January 2013, I am listening to his words through a voice of another. And yet, there is no mistaking his clarity and driving force. Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens is an anthology of some of his best work.
Controversial, brilliant, and opinionated, Christopher Hitchens was a journalist that gave substance and drama to our time. He made us think and demanded our full and unequivocal participation. I am looking forward to the journey ahead. Arguably is a gift to us all.
“Electric and electrifying . . . high-spirited. . . . [Hitchens] has a mind like a Swiss Army knife, ready to carve up or unbolt an opponent’s arguments with a flick of the wrist. . . . The business and pleasure sides of Mr. Hitchens’s personality can make him seem, whether you agree with him or not, among the most purely alive people on the planet.”
—New York Times