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The Insensitivity of Christopher Hitchens

There are those on the left who just couldn’t wait until Mr. Reagan is buried:

The fox, as has been pointed out by more than one philosopher, knows many small things, whereas the hedgehog knows one big thing. Ronald Reagan was neither a fox nor a hedgehog. He was as dumb as a stump.

Well, at least Hitchens goes on to prove that he’s an equal opportunity curmudgeon; he hates everybody:

I have been wondering ever since not just about the stupidity of American politics, but about the need of so many American intellectuals to prove themselves clever by showing that they are smarter than the latest idiot in power, or the latest Republican at any rate.

Yeah, but at least most of them wait for a bit when the latest Republican idiot dies. It’s a curious American trait called respect for the family of the deceased.

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