The “Unpublished Jottings” of Christopher Hitchens From His Posthumous Book, Mortality

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The “unpublished jottings” of Christopher Hitchens from his posthumous book, Mortality.

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Publisher’s note: These fragmentary jottings, published as the last chapter of Christopher Hitchens’ new book, Mortality, were left unfinished at the time of Hitchens’ death in December. Annotations by Slate editor David Plotz.

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was a columnist for Vanity Fair and the author, most recently, of Arguably, a collection of essays.

David Plotz is the editor of Slate. He's the author of The Genius Factory and Good Book.