The Best of Hitchens, Round 3

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More from the New Yorker profile:

    He stays at public meetings until the crowd-dehydrated and faint-has no more questions to ask, and then he gives out his e-mail address. He is a fine, funny orator, with the mock-heroic manner of an English barrister sure of his ground (“by all means,” “if you will”), using derision, a grand diction, and looping subclauses that always carry him back to the main path.