They’re all saying they “didn’t always agree” with Christopher Hitchens, “but …”
If you always agreed with Christopher Hitchens, he wouldn’t have agreed with you, and some sort of tedious set-theory paradox would result. And there’s a lot to disagree with him about — is it really, really possible to have hated the Clintons that much? And I would have almost been in favor of the Iraq War that Hitchens wanted us to fight and fondly deluded himself that we did.
If you always agreed with Christopher Hitchens, what would be the point? Who would you argue with? Where would that ellipsis go?
Here’s to truculent, free-thinking drunks. My people. Cheers, Hitch, and farewell.