Dear Hitch, Tom Lehrer was first

Tom Lehrer, preface to “National Brotherhood Week” on “That was the year that was”, 1965:
I’m sure we all agree that we ought to love one another, and I know there are people in the world who do not love their fellow human beings, and I hate people like that!

(Watch a different performance of that song, sans intro, here.)

Christopher Hitchens, 2007:

The enemies of intolerance cannot be tolerant

(Read the whole thing here.)

The difference is that Hitch seems to be serious.

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