By Frederick Sparks
This was the first Hitchens piece I read, and it blew me away. Who was this man with the intellectual courage to challenge the popular conception of Mother Teresa? It was seminal in inspiring me to develop and enhance my critical thinking skills. From there I discovered his previous contributions, which were intimidatingly impressive in their depth and breath and substance.
I didn’t always agree with him (the Iraq War for instance), but I always admired his honesty and intellect. I’m glad he was here.