What’s Wrong (and Right) About Christopher Hitchens

George Packer neatly explains what’s wrong with Christopher Hitchens as a writer, and what’s right:

He gets out of the way just when one would want him to interrogate himself. Here is exactly the limit to Hitchens the essayist. But he goes so far and so well before running up against it that I always want to read him.

(Via Andrew Sullivan.)

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