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Deathbed conversion? Never. Christopher Hitchens was defiant to the last

There was no deathbed conversion to Christianity, despite the claims of a ‘strange, spiteful book’

  • Nick Cohen
  • The Guardian

Only a particular species of creep could persuade me to write to the son of a friend and ask him to describe the death agonies of his beloved father.

I typed that he must say “I would rather not talk about it” if he wished, then sent an email to Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens.

I sat back, feeling dirty and not expecting a reply.

I would not have troubled Alexander had not journalists at the nominally serious Times and BBC promoted the claim of a…

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