Diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus in the spring of 2010, Hitchens subsequently wrote a series of essays about how best to answer the “Why me?” question, the relationship between sickness and religion, and cancer etiquette. The series won an National Magazine Award in 2011.
“Actually - and this was where I began to feel seriously uncomfortable - some such divine claim underlay not just 'the occupation' but the whole idea of a separate state for Jews in Palestine. Take away the divine warrant for the Holy Land and where were you, and what were you? Just another land-thief ...” ― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir
Jean-Paul Sartre parlant amb la premsa a prop de la fàbrica Renault de Boulogne-Billancourt, explicant als estudiants i als treballadors que la seva era una lluita compartida amb un premi compartit, París, França, 1970. La fotografia és de Bruno Barbey.
Christopher Hitchens - there have been moments of reverie, wreathed in smoke and alone with a book, and moments of conversation, perfumed with ashtrays and cocktails and decent company, which I would not have exchanged for a year of ordinary existence.