Hitch’s Rolls-Royce mind is still purring

November 25, 2011

The great polemicist is certain to be remembered, but perhaps not as he would like.
By George Eaton

"Nothing concentrates the mind more than reading about oneself in the past tense", quipped Christopher Hitchens on discovering that his death had been prematurely announced by the National Portrait Galler. A catalogue previewing an exhibition entitled "Martin Amis and Friends" had included a photograph of the polemicist, erroneously captioned, "the late Christopher Hitchens". A month later, he was diagnosed with inoperable cancer, lending his words a haunting new resonance.

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3 comments:

What are the odds that I get to see a Rolls Royce in sydney auto auctions? That is my ultimate dream car.

Vince Fury said...

Owning a vehicle such as Rolls Royce is everyone's hoping to have. Actually, there are those people who will go for bad credit auto financing just to own one.

Allan Pace said...

Rolls Royce is pretty much hard to sell on different country. Since they've built a fine machine, maybe the word of mouth is enough to sell it.

 
 
 

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