Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Freedom of speech

To encounter a dramatic new sense of these three simple words, "freedom of speech", click this photo of Christopher Hitchens (suffering from cancer) and read his splendid article entitled Unspoken Truths.

Here's the awesome song by Leonard Cohen that Hitchens mentions:

Just for the record (well, rather, for old-timers such as me), here's the original version sung by Cohen himself, accompanied by the haunting voices of Perla Batalla and Julie Christensen.

I can understand why many Hitchens well-wishers find inspiration in this beautiful song (prayer) by Cohen.

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