The Power of HitchensChristopher Hitchens was a true heavyweight. I discovered him four years go - here. His voice and words became addictive. In recent years some have considered his views flawed and out of step. But I always found him uncompromising, illuminating and brilliantly powerful. In a world where anyone can have an opinion and many do, his was always robust - an ‘itch to prick’ he said, informed and compelling. He probably is the last of a breed of intellectuals who question the most profound ideologies that surround us. Brilliant. Photograph - The Daily Beast.