Simon Schama on How His Friend Christopher Hitchens Said Goodbye

RIP : Christopher Hitchens : 1949 : 2011

“Christopher Hitchens confronted death with the same furious bravura that he deployed against purveyors of unreasoned pieties…. It was typical that his last essay for Vanity Fair was less a chronicle of his pain than an attack on Nietzsche’s assertion that “whatever does not kill you makes you stronger.” There was much in what he had endured lately, he insisted, that proved Nietzsche’s aphorism demonstrably false…” (via The Daily Beast).