Christopher Hitchens: The Iron Lady’s Sex Appeal — The Huffington Post – Canada
Danielle Crittenden, Managing Editor of The Huffington Post January 12, 2012
MY COMMENT — Such writing! A cross between Shakespeare and Robin Leach’s “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” always drawing you further in to a particular moment — where he wanted you all along — so that you could see what he saw.
That his politics were almost diametrically opposed to my own and same goes for his religious views and who knows what other subjects we would have disagreed on — I couldn’t have cared less!
He was right about people who are great personalities and also happen to be female. My own view on this; people are either great – or just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Life can keep one busy you know. Greatness sometimes must wait for an appropriate time.
Hitchens, Thatcher, Reagan, Gandhi, Churchill, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, and others, in spite of, or maybe on account of, previous incredible personal hardships found their greatness much earlier than most. Politics aside, our civilization has been much enriched by them. And that’s the whole point, everything else is just commentary.
Danielle, maybe you could post a monthly Hitchens article. He wrote on many subjects, some could be similar to the events we will see in 2012 and the years ahead. Thanks for this piece.