Christopher Hitchens: Intellectual, Thinker, and Contrarian has died

What do Mother Theresa and Henry Kissinger share in common?

Today, the world has lost a great thinker, intellectual, and bon-vivant.  Known for his contrarianism, wit, and uncanny ability to find the most rational critique (of anything), Hitchens was one to speak anything on his mind.  Raised by his middle-class parents, he was sent to the best schools and colleges to promote his talents.

Author of over two dozen books, countless essays, and an outspoken critic of organized religion, Hitchens’ legacy will be remembered not only as a literary great, but as a social commentator as well.  Despite his latter forays in neoconservatism and new-atheism, he will be remembered for being a great thinker, on the same plane as Thomas Paine.

You know someone’s life mattered when The New York Times halts the presses to include his obituary.

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