Christopher Hitchens

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Slate
How the European Union Blew Itbeen a hard project to root for in its actual form: endlessly bureaucratic, una
How the European Union Blew It
Slate / Posted 23 hours ago
been a hard project to root for in its actual form: endlessly bureaucratic, unaccountable, and arrogant. As columnist Christopher Hitchens once mockingly pointed out, it’s a body whose constitution begins not with something along the lines of... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Paul Thomas: Final navigation through world's conundrumsHoppe's thesis that democracy is "the god that failed". For parting words I ca
Paul Thomas: Final navigation through world's conundrums
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 2 days ago
Hoppe's thesis that democracy is "the god that failed". For parting words I can't improve on these from the late Christopher Hitchens, the greatest columnist/essayist of our time, delivered at his final public appearance: "There are no... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Mother Teresa tried to brainwash Hindus to become Christians and fuelled a violent Indian insurgency, claim BJP leaderstold ANI. “If you go to Google you would get a lots of books about her,” he sa
Mother Teresa tried to brainwash Hindus to become Christians and fuelled a violent Indian insurgency, claim BJP leaders
Daily Telegraph / Posted 3 days ago
told ANI. “If you go to Google you would get a lots of books about her,” he said, referring to the works of polemicist Christopher Hitchens who once famously called Mother Teresa a “thieving, fanatical Albanian dwarf”. Mr Swamy also raised... Read more
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New Kerala
Title 'yogi' misfit for unspiritual Adityanath: Minorities Commission's ex-vice chairman - newkerala.com #80202Adityanath expressing his view is not an isolated view. It is a view which has
Title 'yogi' misfit for unspiritual Adityanath: Minorities Commission's ex-vice chairman - newkerala.com #80202
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
Adityanath expressing his view is not an isolated view. It is a view which has been reduced to books, there is a writer Christopher Hitchens, who has written a best seller book and if you go to Google you would get a lots of books about her,"... Read more
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New Kerala
Subramanian Swamy backs Yogi Adityanath's attack on Mother Teresa - newkerala.com #80061Adityanath expressing his view is not an isolated view. It is a view which has
Subramanian Swamy backs Yogi Adityanath's attack on Mother Teresa - newkerala.com #80061
New Kerala / Posted 3 days ago
Adityanath expressing his view is not an isolated view. It is a view which has been reduced to books, there is a writer Christopher Hitchens, who has written a best seller book and if you go to Google you would get a lots of books about her,"... Read more
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asianage
Subramanian Swamy backs Yogi Adityanath's attack on Mother TeresaAdityanath expressing his view is not an isolated view. It is a view which has
Subramanian Swamy backs Yogi Adityanath's attack on Mother Teresa
asianage / Posted 3 days ago
Adityanath expressing his view is not an isolated view. It is a view which has been reduced to books, there is a writer Christopher Hitchens, who has written a best seller book and if you go to Google you would get a lots of books about her,"... Read more
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Business Standard India
Subramanian Swamy backs Yogi Adityanath's attack on Mother TeresaAdityanath expressing his view is not an isolated view. It is a view which has
Subramanian Swamy backs Yogi Adityanath's attack on Mother Teresa
Business Standard India / Posted 3 days ago
Adityanath expressing his view is not an isolated view. It is a view which has been reduced to books, there is a writer Christopher Hitchens, who has written a best seller book and if you go to Google you would get a lots of books about her,"... Read more
6 related stories
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dna
Subramanian Swamy backs Yogi Adityanath's attack on Mother TeresaAdityanath expressing his view is not an isolated view. It is a view which has
Subramanian Swamy backs Yogi Adityanath's attack on Mother Teresa
dna / Posted 3 days ago
Adityanath expressing his view is not an isolated view. It is a view which has been reduced to books, there is a writer Christopher Hitchens, who has written a best seller book and if you go to Google you would get a lots of books about her,"... Read more
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The Irish Times
‘Fun, fun, fun. That’s what reading and writing is all about’bothered with self-justification, which they don’t do anymore, so it was busy c
‘Fun, fun, fun. That’s what reading and writing is all about’
The Irish Times / Posted 4 days ago
bothered with self-justification, which they don’t do anymore, so it was busy carting out figures like Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens to talk about the West’s artistic achievements. Something that made a big, negative impact on me around... Read more
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Vail Daily
Spin doctors ruling the airwavesMuslims for terrorists is like blaming all gun owners for murders or all musici
Spin doctors ruling the airwaves
Vail Daily / Posted 4 days ago
Muslims for terrorists is like blaming all gun owners for murders or all musicians for Kanye West. And to quote the late Christopher Hitchens, Islamophobia is “a word created by fascists and used by cowards to manipulate morons.” It helps gun... Read more
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The Christian Post
Don't Question the Atheists' Idol!interesting when atheists do just what they accuse so-called "religious fanatic
Don't Question the Atheists' Idol!
The Christian Post / Posted 7 days ago
interesting when atheists do just what they accuse so-called "religious fanatics" (that's you and me) of doing. The late Christopher Hitchens was one of the world's foremost and most committed atheists. You may remember him for his best-selling,... Read more
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Dallas Morning News
Shaheen Pasha: How defending gay marriage helped me stand up for Islamduring a conversation with a close friend. He had become an impassioned atheist
Shaheen Pasha: How defending gay marriage helped me stand up for Islam
Dallas Morning News / Posted 8 days ago
during a conversation with a close friend. He had become an impassioned atheist, who would regularly quote Sam Harris or Christopher Hitchens to discredit something about Islam or the Prophet Mohammed. I largely ignored his backhanded taunts,... Read more
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JTA
How Google made a Jewish bubbe turn away from God – and toward baconshe says. “Well, as you can imagine, it was a first step on a slippery slope, a
How Google made a Jewish bubbe turn away from God – and toward bacon
JTA / Posted 8 days ago
she says. “Well, as you can imagine, it was a first step on a slippery slope, and I went very quickly from Julia Child to Christopher Hitchens. It soon became very difficult for me to believe such incredible nonsense anymore.” By the end of the... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Mother Teresa’s sainthood, Nobel Prize deeply flawed: Author Aroup Chatterjeea documentary on Mother Teresa and the outcome was the BBC production, “Hell’s
Mother Teresa’s sainthood, Nobel Prize deeply flawed: Author Aroup Chatterjee
Hindustantimes.com / Posted 9 days ago
a documentary on Mother Teresa and the outcome was the BBC production, “Hell’s Angel”, presented by journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens. Chatterjee describes it as “the very first attempt to challenge the Teresa myth on television”. “I... Read more
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The Christian Post
What Are Atheists So Afraid Of?interesting when atheists do just what they accuse so-called "religious fanatic
What Are Atheists So Afraid Of?
The Christian Post / Posted 10 days ago
interesting when atheists do just what they accuse so-called "religious fanatics" (that's you and me) of doing. The late Christopher Hitchens was one of the world's foremost and most committed atheists. You may remember him for his best-selling,... Read more
10d
The Financial Express
MotherTeresa’s sainthood and Nobel Prize deeply flawed, says author Aroup Chatterjeea documentary on Mother Teresa and the outcome was the BBC production, “Hell’s
MotherTeresa’s sainthood and Nobel Prize deeply flawed, says author Aroup Chatterjee
The Financial Express / Posted 10 days ago
a documentary on Mother Teresa and the outcome was the BBC production, “Hell’s Angel”, presented by journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens. Chatterjee describes it as “the very first attempt to challenge the Teresa myth on television”. “I... Read more
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Calcutta News
Mother Teresa's sainthood and Nobel Prize deeply flawed, says author Aroup Chatterjeea documentary on Mother Teresa and the outcome was the BBC production, "Hell's
Mother Teresa's sainthood and Nobel Prize deeply flawed, says author Aroup Chatterjee
Calcutta News / Posted 10 days ago
a documentary on Mother Teresa and the outcome was the BBC production, "Hell's Angel", presented by journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens. Chatterjee describes it as "the very first attempt to challenge the Teresa myth on television". "I... Read more
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New Kerala
Mother Teresa's sainthood and Nobel Prize deeply flawed, says author Aroup Chatterjee ( - newkerala.com #77015a documentary on Mother Teresa and the outcome was the BBC production, "Hell's
Mother Teresa's sainthood and Nobel Prize deeply flawed, says author Aroup Chatterjee ( - newkerala.com #77015
New Kerala / Posted 10 days ago
a documentary on Mother Teresa and the outcome was the BBC production, "Hell's Angel", presented by journalist and writer Christopher Hitchens. Chatterjee describes it as "the very first attempt to challenge the Teresa myth on television". "I... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Rebel of Oz: Clive James on working on new projectshim, sorry for the human race."London's famous lunch club James also reflected
Rebel of Oz: Clive James on working on new projects
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 11 days ago
him, sorry for the human race."London's famous lunch club James also reflected on the famous lunch club he started with Christopher Hitchens, Martin Amis, Salman Rushdie and Julian Barnes. "I had spent a lot of time at Cambridge listening to... Read more
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The Christian Post
The Faith of Christopher Hitchensbook with a provocative title is sending shock waves through both the Christian
The Faith of Christopher Hitchens
The Christian Post / Posted 14 days ago
book with a provocative title is sending shock waves through both the Christian and atheist communities. In "," writer and commentator Larry Alex Taunton recounts his friendship with one of the most prominent and... Read more
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Glenwood Springs Post Independent
Column: The popinjay’s matchbox coffinaxiomatic that there I will also find socialism. Quite unrelated to my inquiry
Column: The popinjay’s matchbox coffin
Glenwood Springs Post Independent / Posted 15 days ago
axiomatic that there I will also find socialism. Quite unrelated to my inquiry into atheism, I came to admire the late Christopher Hitchens through his post-9/11 debates with then-British MP George Galloway, a staunch opponent of the second... Read more
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Miami New Times
Hugo Chavez Doubts Whether 9/11 or Moon Landing Ever Happenedup to prove some weird conspiracy theory, and then live tweeted about crying ov
Hugo Chavez Doubts Whether 9/11 or Moon Landing Ever Happened
Miami New Times / Posted 15 days ago
up to prove some weird conspiracy theory, and then live tweeted about crying over the remains. Inspired by the insanity, Christopher Hitchens recalls a trip he took to visit Chavez in 2008 for Slate (Sean Penn was there, naturally), in which... Read more
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The Atlantic
Betraying the Faith of Christopher HitchensEven Christopher Hitchens’s detractors would concede him two great qualities: h
Betraying the Faith of Christopher Hitchens
The Atlantic / Posted 16 days ago
Even Christopher Hitchens’s detractors would concede him two great qualities: honesty and bravery. Hitchens spoke the truth as he understood the truth, without regard to whom he might please and whom he might offend. What Hitchens wrote of his... Read more
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The New Statesman
In this week's magazine | A special issue on Britain in Europeincluded Rowan Williams (when he was archbishop of Canterbury), Richard Dawkins
In this week's magazine | A special issue on Britain in Europe
The New Statesman / Posted 16 days ago
included Rowan Williams (when he was archbishop of Canterbury), Richard Dawkins (who conducted the last ever interview with Christopher Hitchens), Ai Weiwei (then under house arrest in Beijing) and Russell Brand. Now, we have asked Gordon Brown to... Read more
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The New Statesman
A Marxist at ITV, the Hitch’s deathbed “conversion” and the antibiotic resistance crisisDid Christopher Hitchens, the famous atheist and raconteur, throw in his lot wi
A Marxist at ITV, the Hitch’s deathbed “conversion” and the antibiotic resistance crisis
The New Statesman / Posted 24 days ago
Did Christopher Hitchens, the famous atheist and raconteur, throw in his lot with the deity at the last minute? Larry Taunton, an American Christian evangelical, claims in a new book that, during two long road journeys in 2010, he studied the Bible... Read more
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The Commercial Dispatch
Froma Harrop: Confessions of a former dead-enderhad subjected Clinton and her female supporters to vile sexist attacks. And it
Froma Harrop: Confessions of a former dead-ender
The Commercial Dispatch / Posted 24 days ago
had subjected Clinton and her female supporters to vile sexist attacks. And it wasn't just the knuckle draggers. The late Christopher Hitchens called her an "aging and resentful female." The caucus and primary results, meanwhile, were a lot... Read more
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Christian Today
Does religion restrict freedom?freedom. Or so the utopian dreams of the atheistic secularists go. But is it tr
Does religion restrict freedom?
Christian Today / Posted 24 days ago
freedom. Or so the utopian dreams of the atheistic secularists go. But is it true? Christopher Hitchens certainly thought so – "The urge to ban and censor books, silence dissenters, condemn outsiders, invade... Read more
24d
The Advocate
Danny Heitman’s 'At Random': For this oddball, an Easter poinsettiaAlways,” a new collection of pieces from The New Yorker’s Lillian Ross; “And Ye
Danny Heitman’s 'At Random': For this oddball, an Easter poinsettia
The Advocate / Posted 24 days ago
Always,” a new collection of pieces from The New Yorker’s Lillian Ross; “And Yet,” an assortment of essays by the late Christopher Hitchens; and “All the Light We Cannot See,” the acclaimed novel by Anthony Doerr. Despite the backlog, new... Read more
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The Christian Post
Why Christians 'Admonish the Sinner,' And What That Really MeansDan Hart is Managing Editor for Publications at Family Research Council. It wa
Why Christians 'Admonish the Sinner,' And What That Really Means
The Christian Post / Posted 25 days ago
Dan Hart is Managing Editor for Publications at Family Research Council. It was recently reported that Christopher Hitchens, the famous atheist apologist and author, "was contemplating conversion" around the time of his death in 2011. If one is... Read more
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News 24 South Africa
Abandon Atheismtake aim at atheists, the barrel is aimed squarely at those who share the vein
Abandon Atheism
News 24 South Africa / Posted 25 days ago
take aim at atheists, the barrel is aimed squarely at those who share the vein of atheism through which pumps the blood of Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and those of their ilk. The so-called ‘New Atheists’. That group of... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
Salman Rushdie: Make children learn literature by roteloss in education. There are some people I know who are just able to carry arou
Salman Rushdie: Make children learn literature by rote
Daily Telegraph / Posted 25 days ago
loss in education. There are some people I know who are just able to carry around absurd amounts of poetry in their head, [Christopher] Hitchens, [Martin] Amis, you can point out at them and say ‘Byron’ and they would give you twenty minutes. I... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Book explores atheist Hitchens' interest in faithPoint Foundation had a lively conversationalist in the passenger seat during th
Book explores atheist Hitchens' interest in faith
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 28 days ago
Point Foundation had a lively conversationalist in the passenger seat during that 2010 road trip -- atheist provocateur Christopher Hitchens. And as the mountains rolled past, they worked their way deep into St. John's Gospel. Taunton called... Read more
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Christian Today
Deathbed conversions: What the case of atheist Christopher Hitchens can teach usOne of the world's most famous and strident non-believers may have had a deathb
Deathbed conversions: What the case of atheist Christopher Hitchens can teach us
Christian Today / Posted 29 days ago
One of the world's most famous and strident non-believers may have had a deathbed conversion. It seemed incredible. Had Christopher Hitchens, atheist pugilist, really accepted the truth of Christianity in his dying moments? Well, we'll never... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Weekend read: How Shakespeare shaped Greer's feminist masterpieceabortion rights activist Julia Freebury; and tantalising one-offs, such as note
Weekend read: How Shakespeare shaped Greer's feminist masterpiece
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 29 days ago
abortion rights activist Julia Freebury; and tantalising one-offs, such as notes from Denis Altman, Ann Curthoys, Christopher Hitchens and Warren Beatty. But the earliest papers in the series - and the archive itself - are lecture notes... Read more
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The New Statesman
No, Christopher Hitchens did not convert to Christianity on his deathbedThe suggestion that atheist writer Christopher Hitchens converted on his deathb
No, Christopher Hitchens did not convert to Christianity on his deathbed
The New Statesman / Posted 30 days ago
The suggestion that atheist writer Christopher Hitchens converted on his deathbed was inevitable. When the evangelical Christian Larry Taunton appeared on Newsnight last week to discuss his new book, he suggested that “the Hitch” was “contemplating... Read more

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