The late Christopher Hitchens may seem to be an odd choice. I certainly don’t always agree with what he wrote. But he was a prime example of a contrarian. In my view too many journalists identify their niche audience and then tell their audience only what they want to hear. Contrarians don’t and I admire that. You can never be sure what Chris was going to propose next but you knew it would be interesting. I also admired his investigation into Henry Kissinger who I view as a war criminal. Chris Hitchens (born in 1949 d 2011) and is an English-American author and journalist whose books, essays, and journalistic career span more than four decades. He was a columnist and literary critic at The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Slate, World Affairs, The Nation, Free Inquiry. He will be remembered for his admiration of George Orwell, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson, and for his vitriolic demolitions of Mother Teresa, Bill and Hillary Clinton and Henry Kissinger.
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