Hitchens Doesn't Regret 'Wine and Other Stimulants'

christopher hitchens 2 Hitchens Doesn't Regret 'Wine and Other Stimulants'The ailing Christopher Hitchens remains unrepentant regarding his “bohemian existence“—i.e., smoking and drinking a whole lot.

“Making the most out of every moment and enjoying every dinner often kept the flow of wine and other stimulants going,” he said in a recent radio interview. The Page Six report adds that Hitchens went on to quote Winston Churchill’s defense of cigars and brandy: “I’ve got more out of it than it’s got out of me.”

This is sort of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” approach to cancer.


  1. skepticnyc says:

    Hitchens depended on stimulants to perform?   Does this say that others should join him to raise the general standard of public discourse?   And does it say – God forbid – that he was no wittier than the rest of us when sober?  It does seem to point to a certain lack of realism in his makeup, which is a very human failing for a professional skeptic and iconoclast.