10 of the more memorable quotes from Christopher Hitchens

From The Christian Science Monitor:

HitchbeardleanHitchens on George W. Bush:

“He is lucky to be governor of Texas,” Hitchens said. “He is unusually incurious, abnormally unintelligent, amazingly inarticulate, fantastically uncultured, extraordinarily uneducated, and apparently quite proud of all these things.”

Hitchens on Israel

“I am an anti-Zionist,” Hitchens, who often spoke and wrote of his stance against Israel, said. “I'm one of those people of Jewish descent who believes that Zionism would be a mistake even if there were no Palestinians.”

Hitchens on North Korea

North Korea is a country that still might give us a lot of trouble and it is, believe me, it is exactly like a '1984' state,” he said. “It is as if it was modeled on '1984,' rather than '1984' on it. It is extraordinary, the leader worship, the terror, the uniformity, the misery, the squalor.”

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