Some people demand admiration, and Christopher Hitchens ranks near the top of that list.  Before I agreed with him about anything, back in the days when he seemed closer to Alexander Cockburn than to, well, to me, I would find myself pausing on some talkshow just because he was talking. 

His writing is as enjoyable as his conversation--and it's conversation he has on talk shows, not interviews. 

Michael Totten favors us, today, with a piece about an evening with Hitch at DC bar.  I envy Totten.  Aside from Winston Churchill and Peter O'Toole, I can't think of an Englishman I'd rather spend an evening with.  (And O'Toole was born in Ireland.)

Thanks to OTB