He was the Mencken of my time, and the hero of polemicists everywhere … except the church, perhaps.
Required watching: Q TV / ‘Christopher Hitchens’ on Q TV (2009; thanks BH)
The Guardian: Christopher Hitchens dies aged 62
The Guardian: Peter Wilby obituary of Hitchens
The Guardian: Tributes, memories and paeans of praise for the late Christopher Hitchens poured in this morning, bringing home with force the sheer reach and power of the great polemicist – the “finest orator of our time” and a “valiant fighter against all tyrants including God.”