Several weeks ago, one of the most important intellectuals and prolific authors of our time announced that he had been diagnosed with esophageal cancer. That man was Christopher Hitchens, journalist and author of such books as “God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” and “The Missionary Position,” a demystification and condemnation of Mother Teresa written by the man who the Vatican actually recruited to take on the title of devil’s advocate when the Catholic Church was deciding whether or not to declare her a saint.
Since Hitchens’ grave announcement, he’s written about it in the pages of Vanity Fair and many, including PZ Myers, have written about his courage in facing the very serious possibility that he may not live much longer.
But now Hitchens has appeared on television for the first time since the news of his cancer in an interview with Anderson Cooper and he’s as articulate and strong as ever:
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