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Christopher Hitchens on cancer and God

August 6th, 2010 · No Comments

Christopher Hitchens, who seems to have made a career out of frustrating, infuriating and intriguing his readers on matters of politics, history, and social culture, talks here with CNN’s Anderson Cooper about his recent encounter with, and treatment for, cancer.  An avowed atheist, he also answers Cooper’s questions about religious beliefs with an unusual (for him) amount of tenderness – religion is a topic that he has taken to task quite vehemently in the past.

I’ve been on the fence about reading his recently published memoir, Hitch-22.  There is no doubt that I will read it now.

Fascinating discussion between the two about the concept of “closure,” beginning at 4:32.

Tags: health · ideas · politics · TV · writing

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