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Christopher Hitchens: "I'm Dying"

Christopher Hitchens: "I'm Dying"

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Author and journalist Christopher Hitchens talked with The Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg about his cancer diagnosis, opening the interview by simply saying, "I'm dying."

"Everybody is, but ... the process has accelerated on me," he continued. "So I'm looking for ways to try to die more like you."

Hitchens is undergoing treatment for esophageal cancer. He said "there are bad days and then there are worse days, and I'm never quite sure whether the exhaustion comes from the treatment or from the tumor itself."

Best known for his frank political columns in magazines including Vanity Fair and The Atlantic, Hitchens made headlines earlier this year by revealing in his autobiography Hitch-22 that he'd slept with two men who would later serve as ministers for Margaret Thatcher.

He told New York Times Magazine columnist Deborah Solomon he thinks everyone is a "little bit gay" and he wrote about his experiences for "people who want to criminalize homosexuality one way or another."

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