This is one of my heroes.
Or at least a fellow I admire:
I found it fascinating, and hilarious, when he reponds to Coopers comment that his anti-smoking message is "subtle" by saying most are strident, and therefore easily ignored.
If I've had one criticism of Hitch [do you know me, Hitch?] as an evangelist for atheism, it's his strident tone.
But heroes are human too. . . .