Reading Hitchens, Remembering Chesterton

Reading the various obituaries and reflections on the occasion of Christopher Hitchens death, caused me to go back and re-read some of his articles, especially those in Vanity Fair and Salon.  As a Christian believer myself, I disagree with much of his thought; but as a writer and thinker, I appreciate his style, his enormous intellectual breadth, and the way he brought literature back to journalism.  I was reflecting last night, wondering what he might have looked like, as a writer, had he instead believed.  I realized that I probably already know what a Christian Christopher Hitchens might have read likeChesterton was also 62 at his death.

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