in every work of genius we recognize our own rejected thoughts: they come back to us with a certain alienated majesty. -emerson
an english gentleman
although i did not agree with everything that hitch said and wrote i did recognize a superior mind at work and always learned something from my interactions with his stuff. he made the terribly vain vanity fair magazine a thing i could justify reading. a huge loss for those of us that enjoy a mental challenge and those that produce finely crafted liquor. i bet the flags are flying at half mast at many a distillery this week.