"Whereas Dawkins and co. are appalled by the belief in God, Hitchens is far more appalled by the idea that anyone would want to obey Him. Every true romantic needs a great foe, a worthy adversary, a villain to whose destruction he can consecrate himself. Never one for half measures, Hitchens just decided to go all the way to the top."

--From a reflection on Hitchens's widely-read memoir, Hitch-22, by Ross Douthat of the New York Times. (Via The Browser.)