“The Word ‘Contrarian’ is a Silly Word”: Christopher Hitchens’s 2006 Maryland Morning Appearance

December 16, 2011 at 8:58 am Leave a comment

The world lost a great writer yesterday. Christopher Hitchens died of cancer in Houston.

Back in 2006, Hitchens came through Baltimore to give the H.L. Mencken Memorial Lecture. On September 6, 2006, he talked to Sheilah about “Sahara of the Bozart,” why he’s read everything Mencken ever wrote, and why Mencken didn’t like the English people, despite being a master of the English language.

Take a listen:


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