Christopher Hitchens has died. Despite a long and painful struggle with esophageal cancer, the Hitch remained unrepentant about his atheism; he continued to write regularly; and he made debate and lecture appearances whenever the vicissitudes of chemotherapy allowed.
We were lucky enough to meet Mr. Hitchens on several occasions. He was always jovial, patient and respectful to the inevitable swarm of admirers that gathered around him.
We will miss the Hitch.