Me! Me! It’s all about me!

Summary: Blowhard hack indirectly kills decent kid; hack wonders if he should feel conflicted about this, but settles for navel-gazing.

Full story here.

Hitchens seems to sense that the appropriate response involves a) some level of genuine humility, as opposed to a pose du jour that involves faking humility, and b) a true focus on the person he is writing about, rather than turning him into a way of talking about himself, but isn’t temperamentally capable of doing it.