Hitchens makes first public appearance in months

October 9, 2011

By Geoff Berg

"Hitchens’ speech did not disappoint. He talked about his illness and noted that over the last year, he’d been coming to Houston regularly for treatment, presumably at MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was emphatic that though his “time” is rapidly approaching, he wouldn’t stop doing his best to shed light on the fraudulent claims made by religion, a line that brought the crowd to its feet."

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9 comments:

3dbloke said...

It's so good to see the Hitch still fighting for the cause. It was touching to read the account of his conversation with the young contrarian and her mother. The man's a wonder.

me said...

I couldn't get a cab I tried all evening.

Anonymous said...

Any video of this event?

Anonymous said...

Is there a video of this event?

Anonymous said...

Was the speech videotaped?

Karen Olsen said...

Great work by Hitch!! I just wish I'd been there (or that the event had been held here in Seattle)! Hopefully he enjoyed himself as well; clearly he enjoys interacting with the public. He's most likely been missing that aspect of his work for a while now...

--Karen Olsen

Anonymous said...

Any video from this? Was it filmed do you know?

Michael said...

yes, a lawyer in front of me recorded it with a videocamera, we took a professional approach, recording in extensive detail all of the major ideas to provide independent evidence for the future for at minimum the restitution of all major ideas, and possibly to effect the full force of the law. i hope chris lives long to continue to entertain and educate us though it would depend on the gravity of his virtue (which would allow us to transcend the trial) and sense of shame if he wants to see the video.

Anonymous said...

I can't believe that Christopher Hitchens is dying... it really breaks my heart. I mean... it really does. As if being one of the finest minds in the universe wasn't enough, he can also boast being the coolest and most elegantly rogeuish and awesome rockstar debater/intellectual profile there is.

The world will definitely be a much more boring place without this man; a place barren and destitute of anyone really capable of grabbing your interest and spellbinding you with rhetorical/lyrical dazzle in the incomparable manner which mr Hitchens did. Going to one of his lectures or public debates was NOT like going to any lectures or public debates. It was like going to a concert. To see your hero.

I wasn't even into any of this before I discovered Christopher Hitchens. I could never imagine that I would some day skim through the writings of, say, Orwell or Jefferson. And all of it owing to this man. Never again will there be someone like him. He actually makes me want to strive to do better and expand my mind. I used to stutter and shy away from conversations and dialogues in the past due to insecurity, but ever since stumbling upon him, very much by accident, I'd say, I've whipped on the horse and tried to make myself a bit more heard and NOT let the partial stuttering impede me in any way. So, I will NOT thank God for this enrichment in my life nor pray to him for a full recovery on the part of mr Hitchens. Instead I will pour a glass of wine and give out a toast in his name and say, "to Christopher Hitchens, and may he live fully, healthy and soundly."

 
 
 

Christopher reads from Hitch-22: A Memoir