Hitchens on esophageal cancer: Let's face it, the odds aren't good

Tough to watch, especially when he lapses into the idiom of torture to describe what lies ahead. He’s stoic as ever in discussing it, of course — I’d almost be disappointed if he wasn’t — but to my untrained eye there’s a glimmer of emotion at around 1:05 when he mentions all the people who are praying for him. I’m not among them for obvious reasons, but if you’re so inclined, it might (might) help.