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Award a posthumous Knighthood to Christopher Hitchens 1949-2011

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Today December 16 2011, arguably one of the most literate and articulate modern intellectuals of our era died after a year long bout withesophageal cancer,aged 62.

The loss is compounded by the fact that neither he nor we were quite ready to say goodbye, but he remained lucid and productive to the end. He joins a list which includes Shakespeare, Dickens and Wilde who also did not achieve the honour. Let's petition her majesty to take the rare step ofennoblingthis most noble of men.


Christopher Hitchens faces his fate with an unflinching eye. 
  • Taylor Shields
    Taylor Shields United Kingdom, Glasgow
    Jan 06, 2016
    Jan 06, 2016
    Remarkable character, will live on in his literary works and outstanding debates
  • Mark Lapeña
    Mark Lapeña United Kingdom, London
    Aug 20, 2015
    Aug 20, 2015
    A truly brilliant man and one of the great intellectuals of our age. Without personally knowing him, he aided me in my development as a human.
  • Anonymous
    Aug 03, 2015
    Aug 03, 2015
    He taught me more about honesty and bravery than anyone I've ever known.
  • John Poulsen
    John Poulsen Canada, Canmore
    Jul 13, 2015
    Jul 13, 2015
    Brilliant man...
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