John R. MacArthur of Harper’s Magazine wrote a piece entitled How Christopher Hitchens Flip-flopped and Fell From Grace.
He says “My feelings about Hitchens—after he embraced the stupidity of invading Iraq—were confusion and disappointment. So disorienting was Hitchens’s conversion to war hawk that I hardly knew what to say, either in private to him or, for that matter, in public.”.
He continues: “I’ve heard it suggested that Hitchens switched sides for the ‘money’—that there’s simply more to be gained on the right than on the left and that even a deeply dedicated leftist can get lonely and tired, always out in the cold, always at a remove from power. My theory is that -he went mad ”
Then in regard to Martin Amis distancing himself from Hitchen’s position, MacArthur says “More than 100,000 corpses later, I think Amis had it right.”