Christopher Hitchens, the prolific opinion writer and polemicist, is dead at the age of 62. During the course of his career Mr. Hitchens managed to annoy just about everybody, most recently his erstwhile friends on the Left via his support of the war against Iraq. He will be sorely missed.
In other news, investors in European sovereign debt currently prefer Spanish government bonds over their Italian counterparts, finding the former to be less risky. Meanwhile, Sweden says it is willing to lend up to 100 billion kronor to the IMF to help solve the euro crisis.
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