Very good read. I wonder why a man of Hitchens' intellect was such an ideologue. Ideology always fails, given enough time, because we can't plan for every contingency. I think that was his failure, and the failure of so many otherwise good thinkers. We assign ourselves to a certain belief, and then tell everyone who dares to disagree that they're the world's leading asshole, only to find out we we're wrong; then we move on to meditate on why we weren't actually wrong, just seemingly wrong.
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