It is tempting to write off this book as no more than an outburst of epic self-deception. But its craven purpose — to claim Hitchens posthumously for evangelical Christianity — is to defame a man who was a champion of the Enlightenment and an enemy of all systems of thought that elevate one caste (priestly, or otherwise) above the rest. It is a shoddy tactic in the culture wars that began in America but are spreading in battles over theocracy, identity and social uniformity.
This book is simply a money-grab.
I miss Hitch.