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Christopher Hitchens dies

Christopher Hitchens dies

Christopher Hitchens, the author and Vanity Fair essayist, has died at age 62. Erik Wemple's blog in the Washington Post strings together some memorable tributes to Hitchens, whose writing talents were equalled by his ability to drink others under the table.

From Vanity Fair's own tribute: “Cancer victimhood contains a permanent temptation to be self-centered and even solipsistic,” Hitchens...