I’m sure Hitch would have had something to say about the language Donald Trump used in his recent, ineloquent outreach to the African American community. After saying its schools were horrible and its communities dangerous, he said “Give me a try – Whadda you got to lose ?”
It’s the same language Hitchens used when he mocked the god of Pascal’s Wager. The offer, he said, goes something like this: “Why not believe in God? Whadda you got to lose ?”
Here are videos of Hitch explaining the “Whadda ya got to lose” proposition (1:04 mark) (and as an added bonus he does an impression of Bertrand Russell), followed by Mr. Trump using, just about the same phrase, with his ‘offer’ (at the :55 mark).
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