The writer Christopher Hitchens has died. I've spent much of my day so far reading obituaries about him and watching videos of him on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Among the many words written by and about him, I found an article by Hitchens on the estrangements that occur between siblings. It is titled: "Oh Brother, Why Art Thou" and was written in 2005. He had been estranged from his brother, Peter Hitchens. They eventually reconciled.
Here is the link to the article:
"Oh Brother, Why Art Thou?" by Christopher Hitchens in Vanity Fair, May 16, 2005
and here is a link to today's post by Peter Hitchens on the death of his brother:
By Peter Hitchens, December 16, 2011: In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011
and a link to an earlier post by Peter Hitchens on the relationship with his brother and their eventual reconciliation:
"How I found God and peace with my atheist brother" by Peter Hitchens, March 11, 2010