Home » Culture » Christopher Hitchens: Almost a Hero

Christopher Hitchens: Almost a Hero

book-quotable-splshIt’s remarkable how we can develop a deep fascination, sometimes to the point of fixation, toward people we despise.

This is not particularly healthy: we gain much more by studying those who are worthy of our admiration and reverence, both as models for the refinement of our own behavior and as sources of inspiration that demonstrate the heights to which human nobility can soar.

But human nature produces an incessant magnetism toward the negative, no matter how much we may know better.  So I couldn’t resist clicking on Daniel Oppenheimer’s recent retrospective* on Christopher Hitchens, one of my least favorite intellectuals.

I’m glad I did.

Click here to read the whole essay.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: