Hitchens diagnosed with cancer!

In a piece of bad, bad news, the Associated Press reported yesterday that Christopher Hitchens, successful British author and activist atheist, has started chemotherapy to fight off a cancer of the esophagus. Hitchens is a very well regarded (albeit often controversial) bestseller author of such books as “God is not Great” and “Hitch-22“.

In a statement on his publisher’s website to break the news, Hitchens provided an almost amusing piece: “I have been advised by my physician that I must undergo a course of chemotherapy on my esophagus. This advice seems persuasive to me”. Amusing if only it wasn’t so sad…

Good luck to one of the intellectuals of our time, a fighter for reason and against tyranny of any form.