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← In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

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Anything I write will be inadequate, but this premature extinguishing of a brilliant mind, even after all the months of knowing, is so sudden. To hear the news of his death announced on the news early yesterday morning, in what seemed a rather matter of fact kind of way, was a shock. It seemed he could have gone on longer, it was only a complication. But as fatal as the cancer itself. Another sign, as if one were needed, that it's always later than we think.

Condolences to all those bereft.

Sat, 17 Dec 2011 20:37:46 UTC | #900417