A reader writes:
O.K., so you didn’t like Christopher Hitchens. And you’re certainly entitled to your views about speaking frankly about the recently departed. (And you’re right–Hitchens would have agreed with you on this.)
But did you have to be so self-aggrandizing, as usual? Who cares whether you liked him or not? For you, of all people, to call him “vain” is absurd. You write about yourself far more often than Hitchens wrote about himself.
This is clearly not a fellow who should be reading blogs!