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RIP, Mr. Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens has succumbed to cancer. Few writers of our age could turn a phrase like Hitch—a man who, frankly, would have sneered at the encomiums occasioned by his death. A contrarian by nature and an atheist by design, he would’ve really hated his passing being marked by Arvo Pärt’s “Da Pacem Domine” (Grant peace, Lord). But the sentiment stands.

[audio:|titles=01 Da pacem Domine]



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