It was 1,000 days ago today that we lost the greatest rhetorician and debater of our time, surely of all time. As a tribute to this fearless warrior, I thought I would post a video of some of his best moments, together with 25 of my favourite ‘Hitchslaps’, philosophical quotes and other highlights of highlights from Hitch’s career of rallying against organised religion and all forms of tyranny across the world. So immense is the reservoir to select from that the list below would look entirely different were I to undertake this task tomorrow. As such, I implore you all to embark on your own voyage of discovery of this great man.
In order to gather the list below, I raided the Twitter account of @Hitch_Slapping – set up in honour of Christopher, and which reminds us almost hourly of just why he was so loved by his friends and feared by his enemies. I highly recommend ‘following’ this account – or joining Twitter even if for no other purpose!
Ladies and gentlemen, friends and comrades, I give you Christopher Hitchens (13th April 1949 – 15th December 2011):
Surprised by the faces people make when being Tazered??
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