Alex Massie Alex Massie

Hitch and His Cancer

He’s not named it Henry yet, preferring to speak of it as “the alien”, but Christopher Hitchens on his cancer is worth your time and, perhaps, that of anyone you know with any of those diseases:

Carcinoma works cunningly from the inside out. Detection and treatment often work more slowly and gropingly, from the outside in.

Already a subscriber? Log in

Keep reading with a free trial

Subscribe and get your first month of online and app access for free. After that it’s just £1 a week.

There’s no commitment, you can cancel any time.


Unlock more articles



Don't miss out

Join the conversation with other Spectator readers. Subscribe to leave a comment.

Already a subscriber? Log in