Is Christopher Hitchens the greatest mind of our time?

Posted by: hect

He has featured in Forbes top 100 intellectuals, and in my view was aptly described by other brilliant intellectuals as the greatest mind of our time.

  • Yes

  • No

36% 5 votes
64% 9 votes
  • No one is on the same level as this man

    Posted by: hect
  • His books are always interesting and insightful, mortality especially although it is sadly short. He is on par intellectually with many others but was also an amazing orator and writer which clinches it imho.

Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
hect says2015-06-04T04:46:11.4035869-05:00
Lol richard dawkins sucks balls, he does not even come close to hitch, and I am not just referring to religious views other matters as well which no one can argue better than the man christopher
Emilrose says2015-06-04T07:10:38.0710987-05:00
Dawkins is like the biggest d*ck of our time.
TBR says2015-06-04T09:48:22.7612095-05:00
I like him plenty. I had a hard time with a binary - yes - but he is very bright.
PetersSmith says2015-06-04T11:17:42.2333776-05:00
Hitchens wasn't that smart, considering the fact he died from life-long drinking and smoking.
Forthelulz says2015-06-04T12:22:33.0417994-05:00
I think he's outclassed by Steven Hawking... Or myself.
Emilrose says2015-06-04T12:36:58.0784344-05:00
Neither drinking or smoking is really connected to "intellect".
TBR says2015-06-04T13:09:00.5346040-05:00
Some of the brights have died of drinking and smoking. HST, William Burroughs, many great writers, musicians etc.
Emilrose says2015-06-04T13:10:40.7665315-05:00
Exactly.
TBR says2015-06-04T13:11:47.4266134-05:00
No junk no soul
blackkid says2015-06-04T15:52:55.4629336-05:00
Actually addictive behaviors ARE attached to high intellect. People with high intelligence are rather black and white; they either indulge or refuse to indulge in various behaviors including drug use, infidelity, squandering funds, etc.
hect says2015-06-04T17:25:34.0989297-05:00
I saw in an interview with him when he had cancer, about any regrets with his habits and he said he would probably do it all again

Freebase Icon   Portions of this page are reproduced from or are modifications based on work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.