Friday, December 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011








A friend of theirs once took Christopher Hitchens and his wife

Carol Blue to dinner at Palm Beach's 


Everglades Club, notorious for its exclusion of Jews.

"You will behave, won't you?" Carol anxiously asked 

Christopher on the way into the club. No dice.

When the headwaiter approached, Christopher demanded: 

"Do you have a kosher menu?"

Christopher was never a man to back away from a confrontation on behalf of

what he considered basic decency. Yet it would be wrong to remember only the confrontational side. 

Christopher was also a man of exquisite sensitivity

and courtesy, dispensed without regard to

age or station.



from The Huffington Post


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3 comments:

  1. Our ABC regularly interviewed Christopher Hitchens, I always enjoyed these events and will miss them in the future. xxx

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  2. jules
    i didn't agree with him most of the time....
    but i did find him to be brilliant and courageous.

    instead of stupid and courageous like our presidential hopefuls over here!!

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  3. There's a great story like this about a night he dined out with Martin Amis - he never behaved!

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