Dr Sabah Salih, Professor of English at Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania, writes an appreciation of the late Christopher Hitchens:
On December 15, the world lost its most effective anti-totalitarian voice. But the loss was especially hard on Kurdistan. No writer offered a more robust and intellectually convincing argument for ending the occupation and abuse of Iraq by Saddam than Hitchens.
Salih evidently sees another reality than that which blocked the vision of so many opponents of the Iraq war. (Via.)