By Jimmy So and Josh Dzieza
"Hitch," as he was affectionately known, didn't care so much for the affections of public figures as he took on Mother Teresa, Henry Kissinger, Bill Clinton, Gore Vidal, Noam Chomsky, and even God, but always with a rush of wrathful passion for justice and the truth. It's as if he couldn't help it—it's almost in his blood, as he explained in an interview in 1993: "For a lot of people, their first love is what they'll always remember. For me it's always been the first hate, and I think that hatred, though it provides often rather junky energy, is a terrific way of getting you out of bed in the morning and keeping you going." Here are the great polemicist's most righteous feuds.