Christopher Hitchens dies; Vanity Fair writer was a religious skeptic, master of the contrarian essayQuicklink submitted by Sheila Samples Permalink
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|Christopher Hitchens, a sharp-witted provocateur who used his formidable learning, biting wit and muscular prose style to skewer what he considered high-placed hypocrites, craven lackeys of the right and left, 'Islamic fascists' and religious faith of any kind, died Thursday 'from pneumonia, a complication of esophageal cancer,' according to Vanity Fair, the magazine for which Mr. Hitchens worked. He was 62.|
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