Lidt artikler og video. Verden har mistet en af sine største:
In Memoriam, my courageous brother Christopher, 1949-2011
By Peter Hitchens on 16th December 2011
How odd it is to hear of your own brother’s death on an early morning radio bulletin. How odd it is for a private loss to be a public event.
I wouldn’t normally dream of writing about such a thing here, and I doubt if many people would expect me to. It is made even odder by the fact that I am a minor celebrity myself. And that the, ah, complex relationship between me and my brother has been public property.
I have this morning turned down three invitations to talk on the radio about my brother. I had a powerful feeling that it would be wrong to do so, not immediately explicable but strong enough to persuade me to say a polite ‘no thank you’.
Mere HER i The Daily Mail.
Trial of the Will
By Christopher Hitchens – January 2012
When it came to it, and old Kingsley suffered from a demoralizing and disorienting fall, he did take to his bed and eventually turned his face to the wall. It wasn’t all reclining and waiting for hospital room service after that—“Kill me, you fucking fool!” he once alarmingly exclaimed to his son Philip—but essentially he waited passively for the end. It duly came, without much fuss and with no charge.
Mr. Robert Zimmerman of Hibbing, Minnesota, has had at least one very close encounter with death, more than one update and revision of his relationship with the Almighty and the Four Last Things, and looks set to go on demonstrating that there are many different ways of proving that one is alive. After all, considering the alternatives …
Mere HER i Vanity Fair.
Richard Dawkins interviews Christopher Hitchens
by George Eaton – 13 December 2011
Exclusive extracts from the writer’s final interview.
Update: Christopher Hitchens has died of oesophageal cancer at the age of 62. This was his final interview.
As we revealed earlier this week, this year’s New Statesman Christmas special is guest-edited by Richard Dawkins (copies can be purchased here). Among the many highlights is Dawkins’s interview with his fellow anti-theist Christopher Hitchens, who began his Fleet Street career at the NS in 1973.
Mere HER The New Statesman. Den næste artikel er af ældre dato, men den skulle lige med også:
Staking a Life
by Christopher Hitchens – Spring 2009
Arthur Koestler opened his polemic against capital punishment in Britain by saying that the island nation was that quaint and antique place where citizens drove on the left hand side of the road, drank warm beer, made a special eccentricity of the love of animals, and had felons “hanged by the neck until they are dead.” Those closing words—from the formula by which a capital sentence was ritually announced by a heavily bewigged judge—conveyed in their satisfyingly terminal tones much of the flavor and relish of the business of judicially inflicted death.
Mere HER i Lapham’s Quarterly.
Christopher Hitchens receives the Richard Dawkins Award
Christopher Hitchens receives the Richard Dawkins Award from Dawkins himself at the 2011 Texas Freethought Convention. Video was recorded on October 8th 2011.
Fra samme arrangement – Hitchens kommer på efter ca. 5 minutter:
Christopher Hitchens Fighting Faith Texas Interview
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