Welcome to Special edition of the Hugh Hewitt Show. Today, we are going to discover some interesting points from Christopher’s memoir Hitch-22, a great memoir from Vanity Fair columnist, author of the bestseller, God Is Not Great – Christopher Hitchens.
We begin with an update about the cancer in Hitchens’s esophagus. Thanks to Hitchens for joining us and sharing his thoughts, even though he is not doing well with his disease.
Answering the question, “who is the most evil person you’ve ever met?” Hitchens was extremely clear about the name – He is none other than General Jorge Rafael Videla of Argentina. Hitchens met with General Videlin the late 1970s when the death squad war was at its height. General Videla was such a horrid man, that he did things like selling the children of rape victims among the private prisoners, who he kept in a personal jail – Hitchens says.
Hitchens also revealed his weakness at chess and mathematics. You will catch his thoughts about music also.
When answering the most evil person, Hitchens was very straight-forward and loud. However, when answering the the best person he’s ever met, Hitchen was diplomatic, and mentioned some close friends like Martin Amis and Edward.
During a more sober part of the show Christopher spoke about his mother’s incident and the last letter he received from his mom. Hitchens has been keeping one letter since 1973, when it was given to him by the British embassy in Athens after his mother’s funeral. Nobody knows what the letters say except Hitchens. Although he mentioned he will leave his mothers letters for his children.
Finally, you will hear great things about Christopher’s father and why Christopher’s brother wasn’t mentioned until late in his memoir.
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