About

This blog is about Christopher Hitchens and his ideas. It is partly biographical, but more importantly, it is about ideas that were important to Hitchens, and it will use current events to highlight these ideas, and sometimes, controversies.

If you aren’t familiar with who he was, see the Christopher Hitchens page.

I’ve spent much of this last year on a personal journey to learn more about Christopher, whom I never met. I’ve been meeting people in his circle, who have helped me better understand him and I will be posting about my experiences (I welcome any ‘leads’ or introductions to people who can help with this).

On an exciting note, I am in the process of organizing a Christopher Hitchens festival in New York City (HitchFest) and I’d like to hear the opinions of the community as I continue to shape the outline and themes. The reception to the idea so far has been fantastic – I found a great partner to work with and I am excited about seeing the vision realized.

I hope this blog inspires interest in, and discussion o,f Christopher and his work. If anyone would like to write a posting on a relevant topic (or post a video, etc), please propose it to me. The range of topics is wide, and I welcome the participation of readers.

Thanks for your interest.

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Tom Casesa is a New York based investor, artist and entreprenuer. He has worked for Lehman Brothers and with smaller boutiques and sell-side investment firms. He has a BA in marketing from New York University, and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. He is interested in the causes of secularism, climate change and the preservation of wildlife. He’s a decent wildlife photographer, a good jazz pianist, and of course, a Hitchens fan.

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6 thoughts on “About

  1. Hi Tom! I’ve also become a fan of the Hitch in the past few times. Just finished “Letters…” and watching his debates nonstop. What I admire most about him, apart from his high intellect and wit, is the clarity and delivery of his arguments, they flow like very fancy math equations. The HitchFest idea is fantastic, maybe you could start a Hitch school of thought/ art of debate.. you know, like in Ancient Greece. Good luck with this project! Enjoying your blog immensely.

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  2. Hey Larponia! I’m sorry for the delayed reply. So nice to hear from you. I appreciate your nice comments, and am glad you are enjoying the blog. I loved “Letters”. I think I’ve read 90% of what he’s written… I have saved some, because I know it’s finite. What about you? In addition to “Hitch 22” and “Arguably”, I’ve really enjoyed Letters, and his bios on Jefferson and on Thomas Paine. I hope to chat with you again. Where are you by the way?

    Tom:)
    NYC!

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