I heard this story about Christopher Hitchens on the radio this morning (it was either NPR or C-SPAN, to which I turned after getting annoyed with the NPR fundraising blather). Hitchens is easily my favorite Leftist iconoclast, not only because of his sheer brilliance but because of his brutal honesty. He’s not afraid to skewer those on the Left or the Right that offend his sensibilities.

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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.