chris hitchens

I think the reason I love watching Christopher Hitchens is very similar to the reasons that Obama is appealing – and still so shocking after 8 years of Bush. I still have this “Holy crap, this guy is actually THINKING before he speaks – it’s AMAZING” reaction, despite the numerous areas (this interview among them) where I disagree with him.

Also, next to perhaps only Gore Vidal (or maybe Salman Rushdie), he’s the most voraciously intelligent and unflappable personality I’ve seen. I remember in 2003 or whenever it was – watching him debate George Galloway was just brutal.