This election must have an added significance for Christopher Hitchens. The British ex-pat became a U.S. citizen in April of last year, on his 58th birthday. This will be the first time he's able to vote in a presidential election. Of course, citizenship isn't the only transformation Hitchens has undergone over the years. Once identified with the radical left, he has since come out strongly in defense of the Iraq war, and now leans on many issues to the political right... some call him a neo-neo-conservative. As we continue our series all this week (and next) on This American Moment, we'll check in with Christopher Hitchens, and find out what this election means to him... As an observer, as a writer, and as a new citizen.
This Hitchens Moment
August 27, 2008