"British-born author, literary critic and journalist Christopher Hitchens has died at the age of 62."
The world lost one of it's greatest and sharpest minds today. I never met the man, but I can't help feeling personally afflicted by his loss. His writing and his recorded dabates played a role in the development of my own rationality and steeled the lack of my religious beliefs. If we had more of his caliber, the world would be a better place.