"Whereas Dawkins and co. are appalled by the belief
in God, Hitchens is far more appalled by the idea that anyone would want to obey
Him. Every true romantic needs a great foe, a worthy adversary, a
villain to whose destruction he can consecrate himself. Never one for
half measures, Hitchens just decided to go all the way to the top."
--From a reflection on Hitchens's widely-read memoir
, Hitch-22, by Ross Douthat
of the New York Times. (Via The Browser
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