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Anyone else watching Question Time?
I think Chris Hitchens' entry on Wikipedia may have been hijacked
there was a naked tanned man in a provocative pose as his picture
He is a deeply unpleasant man.
Damn. Missed half of this.
Explain why he's a contrary old soak.
See, that's what made it odd. Cause I knew about both of them in a way. I'd read Hitchins articles and it was always weird how sometimes, there'd be something interesting in there, with somewhat well thought out ideas...
...and then another article which was just witless garbage in a grubby little coloured rag.
And now I know why. Peter writes for the Mail and Christopher doesn't.
It's not really being contrary if you're an atheist who's never been a Christian. And if he had... no more contrary.
I also don't think it's contrary to have been a lefty and supporting the Iraq war. I never heard of a liberal that didn't want a dictator taken down. Which you'll probably find, is probably what he feels was a positive point about the war.
Now that's interesting - see, I didn't support the war, at the beginning.
But now I do.
Stealthy and irony?
Also: Up until fairly recently, all talk of the Hitchins was utterly confusing to me.
Completely apart all the accusations of flip-flopping and so on...
...it didn't register that there were two of them.
Slimy, arrogant bastard.
I prefer Christopher.