Hitchens’ recent Slate article Topic of Cancer was a beautifully written essay that gives the world a glimpse of how an intellectual atheist deals with cancer and the idea of impending death.
Now, he sits down with Anderson Cooper to expand upon his thoughts. I hope he’s able to do more interviews, because he is (as always) insightful and poignant, speaking from a unique perspective about a topic we don’t often talk about so openly. I really like Anderson Cooper but I’d like to hear someone with a bit more philosophical heft delve into Hitchens’ mind. Regardless, I’m looking forward to the full interview being posted online after it airs tonight at 10pm. [EDIT: Apparently this aired last night? I can’t tell with these crazy time zones.]