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nikkibong
02-07-2010, 12:56 PM
The "brilliant intellectual" C. Hitchens...viciously attacking an 84 year old...(as if this tired old hack has anything on Vidal)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/hitchens-attacks-gore-vidal-for-being-a-crackpot-1891753.html

This on the heels of his "brave" takedowns of Sarah Palin and Cindy Sheehan!

btw, the blood thirsty lunatic wants to invade iran
http://www.slate.com/id/2232860/

(correction: the blood-thirsty lunatic wants other people to invade iran for him.)

Wonderment
02-07-2010, 02:56 PM
This is not something I could prove, so I'm a little hesitant to express it, but by all impressions, Hitchens is an emotionally impaired alcoholic.

Almost every time I've seen him he's either drunk, hungover, looking like he desperately needs a drink, or making inappropriate references to drinking.

He fits the classic pattern of a "mean drunk" who acts out in either verbally or physically abusive manners. Such people can also be very charming and gregarious. Usually, however, they leave a lot of carnage in their tracks.

Hitchens, of course, has the added advantage of being brilliant and a very gifted speaker/writer.

I would add that being a sadistic drunk doesn't necessarily make a person wrong about the dangers of terrorism or the meaning of a high trade deficit, for example. Hitchens may still be a high-functioning reporter. But alcoholism does impair judgment. You wouldn't want to give someone like that any real power.

Lyle
02-07-2010, 04:01 PM
Hitchens is brilliant. Love him. He's even slapped Mother Theresa around too. You go Christopher, you go.