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Three days with Hitchens

By Alexander Linklater  

Much of the material behind my portrait of Christopher Hitchens in the new issue of Prospect refused to be confined to a conventional profile. So for those with a bit of a “Hitchens kink,” I’ve compiled a selection of out-takes, further reflections and criticisms of the man for Prospect online. So what makes this divisive political pamphleteer worth the effort?

To spend time with Hitchens, to accept his hospitality, to drink late into the night with him, is to become inexorably partisan. The bargain of his hospitality, once accepted, is both rewarding and alarming. I arrived to see him one…

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