By David Edenden
Below is my post to "The Nation" article by Victor Navasky about Christopher Hitchens which is self-explanatory.
I first came across Christopher Hitchens' name on April 7, 1993 in an article, "Not Just Paranoid about Macedonia", in the now defunct newspaper, "The European".
Christopher Hitchens being waterboarded in Athens for suggesting that "Salade Macedoine" was a mixed vegetable salad rather than a 100 % pure Greek salad!
Since he is the only journalist in the world to support Greece's attempt to wipe ethnic Macedonians off the face of the map ... including the 50,000 strong minority in Greece ... (oh what a contrarian!) I assumed that he was he was a "snoty English upper class right wing twit journalist" who had never been to the Balkans. I was right on all accounts with the exception about him never have been to the Balkans.
Over the years, I have contacted "The Nation" to try to get Hitchens exposed as a Hellenophile pandering anti-Macedonian racist for reasons that may be apparent more to your journalists than to me ... to no avail.
By way of reparations, I suggest you do it now ... in honour of his passing.
Thank you and if you need any help ... don't be a stranger!
Remembering Hitchens | The Nation Victor Navasky:
Although we obviously had our differences, I was pleased to see that the vast majority of the well-deserved establishment kudos that our friend Christopher Hitchens received after he died were not inconsistent with Christopher Buckley’s assessment that Hitchens was “the greatest living essayist in the English language.”