As a reporter and aspiring columnist, I used to read Hitchens's columns in "The Nation." Weekly, he skewered the Reagan Administration. Later, he directed his wrath at Democratic administrations.
Hitchens lived fully and fruitfully during his relatively short life. He certainly gave me and many others a lot to ponder.
God be with you, Christopher Hitchens. Now, you see God face to face, as the Psalmist writes.