One of my few regrets is that I didn’t really get into listening to Christopher Hitchens until a year or so ago. Better late than never I guess but if there were one person I would want to bring back from the dead, I’d pick him. In the era of social justice warriors, Hitchen’s ability to cut through the nonsense and get to the heart of the matter is needed as much as ever.

I don’t agree with his opinions on everything, I don’t feel I have to. Instead, I admire his enviable ability to argue a point cogently and succinctly, no matter how controversial or how close to his heart it was. His debates are worth watching, not just for him, but also those who he debated.

Below are just a small selection of videos that highlight his brilliance. Enjoy.