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Australian philosopher, literary critic, legal scholar, and professional writer. Based in Newcastle, NSW. Author of FREEDOM OF RELIGION AND THE SECULAR STATE (2012), HUMANITY ENHANCED (2014), and THE MYSTERY OF MORAL AUTHORITY (2016).

Friday, December 16, 2011

Death of Christopher Hitchens

We all knew this was coming, but now it's happened - Christopher Hitchens has died, at the age of 62, of esophageal cancer. That's a huge, saddening loss to the world. Hitchens was a man of wit, brilliance, and courage; he was a provocateur, an orator, and an intellectual powerhouse. He made a mighty contribution to our culture, and to the never-ending struggle in defence of freedom and reason. He'll be sorely missed.

For now, the best I can do is link to this piece by Juli Weiner in Vanity Fair.

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