Michael Young on Christopher Hitchens, Romantic


Polemicist and author Christopher Hitchens, who died in December of esophageal cancer, cultivated a flamboyant persona. Like many men moved by ideas, he also had a weakness for style, and for the louche men of action with whom he frequently crossed paths. Yet ideas generally won out. If there are any doubts, writes Michael Young, Arguably, Hitchens' last collection of articles, should dispel them.