Thank You, Mr. Hitchens – 10 Years On.

This article was originally written by Raheem Kassam in 2011, upon the death of author and polemicist Christopher Hitchens. The National Pulse republishes it today, 10 years after his death. When writing on the death of one of the most towering figures of my life, I resign myself to committing a heinous crime against the memory of the man I wish to honour. How is it possible to do justice? This sentiment is infinitely more poignant when that hero is a man as gargantuan in intellectual and human stature, as intimidatingly eloquent as Christopher Hitchens. Leafing through the already voluminous works commemorating