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 Post subject: RIP Hitchens
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 11:29 am 
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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hitchens
PostPosted: Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:22 pm 
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Great thinker, I always liked this quote of his:

“In the hate column: dictatorship, religion, stupidity, demagogy, censorship, bullying and intimidation. In the love column: literature, irony, humor, the individual and the defense of free expression.”

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hitchens
PostPosted: Wed Dec 21, 2011 9:37 am 
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I am a huge Hitch fan. Did not always agree, but he always entertained.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hitchens
PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 3:09 am 
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His legacy will be dominated by his unwavering support for the Iraq war. The sad fact is that while it was Bush's war, having people like Hitchens advocating for it helped sway popular (and media) opinion to the point where it was inevitable.


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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hitchens
PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 3:02 pm 
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Steve I think you are giving Hitchens way to much credit as far as his influence. It was pretty obvious GW was going in no matter what. I was always against the war, and clearly disagreed with Hitchens. At the same time, I respect the man for his thought process and views on a number of other issues.

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 Post subject: Re: RIP Hitchens
PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2012 10:54 pm 
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It's funny and maybe it is just my particular circle but I only knew one person who was in favor of the Iraq War on the front side. I know there were others but they were hard to find and I live in a bastion of conservative thought, relatively speaking.

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