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keithapm's Avatar Jump to comment 28 by keithapm

Many people have noted, and I reluctantly agree, that it seems Hitchens has, with this letter, effectively written his own eulogy. My reluctance is spurred not (wholly) for rational reasons - the truth is that I hate the thought that the man will die. I hope he is as yet a long way from death (keeping the argument going as it were) but agree that yes, barring a scientific breakthrough, he's far closer than he would otherwise have been before being assailed by the spectre of cancer. Reality can be a bitter pill to swallow sometimes but if Hitchens, in his plight, is prepared to do it then so am I. If this IS to be your eulogy Hitch, then it is aptly stirring and beautiful.

Keith

Sat, 23 Apr 2011 07:52:49 UTC | #618325