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Christopher Hitchens: A rabbi remembers a friend and fellow debater

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/culture/article/christopher_hitchens_a_rabbi_remembers_a_friend_and_fellow_debater_20111216

In his brilliant history of early modern England, “The Ends of Life,” historian Keith Thomas quotes a translator named George Petrie who wrote in 1581, “The only way to win immortality is either to do things worth the writing, or write things worth the reading.” Christopher Hitchens is, by this reckoning, twice immortal.

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