Christopher Hitchens: RIP
(photo of a younger Hitchens, taken at a protest in the 60s)
Although I could never quite understand his defense of the Iraq War during the Bush (Jr.) Administration, he was of course a great man and a sharp mind.
Slate has a nice collection of remembrances (here).
The position is a permanent post (equivalent to Associate Professor in the US). Details here . H/T: Yujin Nagasawa
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