About Christopher Hitchens, Andrew Sullivan reports as follows. “As he lay dying, he asked for a pen and paper and tried to write on it. After a while, he finished, held it up, looked at it and saw that it was an illegible assemblage of scribbled, meaningless hieroglyphics. "What's the use?" he said to Steve Wasserman. Then he dozed a little, and then roused himself and uttered a couple of words that were close to inaudible. Steve asked him to repeat them. There were two: "Capitalism." "Downfall." In his end was his beginning."
I suppose Sully means that Hitchens was reverting to his youthful Troskyism. But was he?