It's Christopher Hitchens' birthday. He's been gone for over five years. Hard to believe he's not out there still, mixing it up
I certainly didn't agree with him all the time, but that's the point. A committed man of the left, he was heterodox enough that I don't think anyone could agree with him all the time, or maybe even most of the time. (Some thought he was no longer on the left once he started attacking the Clintons and supporting the War on Terror, but that just shows you how simplistic and polarized the political debate has become.)
A lot of people miss his strong, fearless voice. Even when you thought he was way off, he was fun.