Christopher Hitchens

For years, I have been an ardent admirer of Christopher Hitchens. His death came as a shock to me. Known for his perspicacity and critical inquiry, Hitchens was one of the greatest intellectuals of our times. His rhetorical writing, and oratorical skills coupled with the typical English wit made him a star attraction. A votary of free speech and supporter of free thinking, Hitchens infused a sense of scientific reasoning in his listeners and readers. His charismatic personality was profound during debates where he would be passionate and persuasive. His aggressive rebuttals became a phenomenon and earned the sobriquet “Hitchslap.”

Arjun Phillips, New Delhi

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