Hitch Dead, Yes

Christopher is dead, maddening man. Capable of slashing rhetoric, full of lust for the fight, rampant on the ramparts, he cut a figure.  Oh yes, often wrong, and sometimes mean and low expeditious in an argument. Personally, we’re told, a generous bear of a man.

Lots of coverage everywhere; I cribbed this from Arts and Letters Daily:

Christopher Hitchens, polemicist, literary critic, anti-theist, raconteur, is dead. He was 62… NY TimesAPGuardianTelegraphWash PostGraydon CarterBenjamin SchwarzChristopher BuckleyNicholas ShakespeareMatt LabashJohn LloydJames FentonJacob WeisbergAnne ApplebaumTimothy NoahJustin EH SmithPeter HitchensJulian BarnesTimothy Garton AshDavid FrumDavid CornIan McEwanPeter WehnerDavid UlinJason CowleyNick GillespieRichard LingemanD. D. GuttenplanJohn HeilemannAnna WintourFrancis WheenStephen FryMick BrownRichard DawkinsKathleen ParkerRon RadoshRichard LeaSandra MartinAlexander CockburnGraeme WoodRoss DouthatSimon SchamaJames KirchickJoan SmithLee SiegelDave ZirinRussell JacobyBenjamin KunkelDaniel DennettGeorge ScialabbaKatha PollittGeorge Packer Damir MarusicMichael FitzpatrickMatthew RothschildJames FallowsMichael Lind

And see this from Jonah

His soul is in the sky!

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