There are few people in this world brave enough to not only use their minds but to speak it, and today we lost one of them, Christopher Hitchens.
Oh, I may not have agreed with everything he said, but that is precisely what I loved about him. He was totally irreverent, shockingly so. Delightfully un-PC which meant that you never really knew what would come from his mouth, but what did was informed and intelligent, entertaining and thought-provoking. He didn’t just blather and spout, he believed deeply what he said and could debate it with eloquence and fire.
Well, enough of me…here are Stephen Fry and other friends in a tribute to him, which in a nice twist Christopher himself was able to watch and enjoy: