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Book of the Day: Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

Friday, Dec 16, 2011 at 4:42pm

We were very saddened to hear of the death of Christopher Hitchens late last night from complications related to esophageal cancer. Our stores have been selling his work for many years, and he's always had a large place on our shelves. Whether you agreed with him or not, there is no denying that the world has lost an inimitable, incisive and resolutely curmudgeonly voice and a brilliant mind.

The latest work from this multi-award winning and #1 bestselling author, is a collection of his most important and controversial essays on the theme of culture and politics and how the two relate. For nearly four decades, Hitchens has been telling us what we confront when we grapple with first principles - the principles of reason and tolerance and skepticism that define and inform the foundations of our civilization - principles that, to endure, must be defended anew by each generation.

This is a fitting final salvo from a writer and conversationalist whose unique take on the world is already greatly missed.

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