Will Barton

The dual loss of Christopher Hitchens and Václav Havel this week have left the world intellectually poorer. Hitchens would be the first to disavow any comparison between the two of them, but there is a line in Disturbing the Peace that I believe speaks to the essential struggle of both:

If the world is to change for the better it must start with a change in human consciousness, in the very humanness of modern man.