Christopher is about as brilliant as anyone I can think of. Man oh man I hope he doesn’t die yet. I admire him for his intelligence, his knowledge and his joy in hunting idiots.
I admire him for the fact that everyone who has ever written a single thing about him begins with “I don’t always agree with Hitchens but….”
That’s what inspires me. I’m pretty smart. I know many things. And *nobody* gets madder at idiots than I do. But if people eventually say of me “that wanker pisses me off….*but*….”
I’ll feel like I’m finally starting to live up to an impossible standard.