The Other Hitchens

I linked to the wonderful Peter Hitchens below. The other day, my friend Fergus (who is married to the other Angel of the North), sent me a link to a deeply moving and typically well-written piece by Christopher Hitchens in Vanity Fair.

That Hitchens is, of course the militant atheist who has become the toast of the God-hating crowd with his book, God is Not Great. Nevertheless, Hitchens, in spite of (or perhaps because of) his Marxist/socialist leanings, has been one of Western Culture’s most articulate advocates for aggressively fighting militant Islam.

This Vanity Fair essay was flagged by New York Times’ token conservative, David Brooks, as one of the best of 2007. It is stout stuff.

I recommend it. Here.