Christopher Hitchens (1949 - 2011) was an Anglo-American author and journalist. His books made him a prominent public intellectual and a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits. He was a columnist and literary critic at Vanity Fair, Slate, The Atlantic, World Affairs, The Nation, Free Inquiry and a variety of other media outlets. He was named one of the world's "Top 100 Public Intellectuals" by Foreign Policy and Britain's Prospect.
Original post (syracuse.com)
Time has come to publish the last post on this site. I've been posting links and articles for three years, and it's been great. I a...
A decade after 9/11, it remains the best description and most essential fact about al-Qaida. By Christopher Hitchens The proper task o...
Carol Blue, the widow of author Christopher Hitchens, answered viewer questions submitted via Twitter, Facebook. Watch it here (c-spanvid...
Tom Cook has a thread on reddit where you can remember Hitchens, and what he meant to you.
Questioning the moral heroism of India’s most revered figure. By Christopher Hitchens "JOSEPH LELYVELD SUBTLY tips his hand in his...
By Peter Hitchens I can’t really claim that I never notice the extraordinarily spiteful attacks on me which come from one particular qua...
Recorded June 15, 2010. Christopher Hitchens at The Free Library of Philadelphia. He is interviewed by Marty Moss-Coane, host of WHYY's ...
Mr Steve Wasserman, Christopher Hitchens' literary agent, kindly replied to my query about a possible memorial. Posted with permission. ...
BBC Radio 4 By Christopher Hitchens. A selection of the polemical journalist's essays. Read by Roger Allam. Listen here (15 minutes...
By Christopher Hitchens
"I did not pay any attention to last week's feeble-minded attempt at a civilian-sponsored go-slow at airport security checkpoints. When the best that the children of a revolution can do for the defense of their inalienable protection against unwarranted search and seizure is to issue the pathetic moan, "Don't touch my junk," a low point of humiliation has been reached."
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A colorful genre awaits its masterpiece.
Fiction about the nation’s capital is a growth that flourishes only on the lower slopes of Parnassus. Think of the flower of our novelists—Updike, Mailer, Roth, Cheever, Bellow—and see if you can call to mind a single scene that is set on the banks of the Potomac.
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