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Christopher Hitchens
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Christopher Hitchens contributes an essay on books each month to The Atlantic Monthly. He is the author of more than ten books, including, most recently, A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq (2003), Why Orwell Matters (2002), The Trial of Henry Kissinger (2001), and Letters to a Young Contrarian (2001). He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and has written prolifically for American and English periodicals, including The Nation, The London Review of Books, Granta, Harper’s, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, New Left Review, Slate, The New York Review of Books, Newsweek International, The Times Literary Supplement, and The Washington Post. He is also a regular television and radio commentator. Hitchens began his career in England, in the 1970s, as a writer for the New Statesman and the Evening Standard. From 1977 to 1979 he worked for London’s Daily Express as a foreign correspondent and then returned to the New Statesman as foreign editor, where he worked from 1979 to 1981. Hitchens has also served as the Washington editor for Harper’s and as the U.S. correspondent for The Spectator and The Times Literary Supplement. From 1986 to 1992 he was the book critic at New York Newsday. He has also taught as a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Pittsburgh; and the New School of Social Research.

Blog Entries by Christopher Hitchens

The Iron Lady's Sex Appeal

0 Comments | Posted January 12, 2012 | 3:02 PM

In the preemie days of the Internet, I edited a (now defunct) Washington publication called The Women's Quarterly, published by The Independent Women's Forum. One of our regular features (if being published in a "quarterly" can be called regular by today's standards) was a column called "The Token...

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Collision: Is Religion Absurd or Good for the World?

0 Comments | Posted October 20, 2009 | 10:18 AM

Last fall, we went on tour debating the topic "Is Religion Good For The World?" Our arguments were captured on film for a new documentary, Collison. Are our morals dictated to us by a supreme entity or do discoveries made by science and reason, make Atheism a natural conclusion? You...

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Love and Learn

0 Comments | Posted December 18, 2006 | 6:33 AM


There are some lessons that can't be transmitted down the generations (or else this column would not be a regular feature) and the most conspicuous of these is the choice of your life partner.

There's no damn heritability. In fact,...

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What Reason Do We Have to Trust the State to Know Best?

0 Comments | Posted January 17, 2006 | 2:43 PM

Although I am named in this suit in my own behalf, I am motivated to join it by concerns well beyond my own. I have been frankly appalled by the discrepant and contradictory positions taken by the Administration in this matter. First, the entire existence of the NSA's monitoring...

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A Brief Response to a Puerile Posting

0 Comments | Posted May 31, 2005 | 6:55 PM

It is actually Max Blumenthal who is taking the word of Holocaust-deniers and Holocaust-revisonists at their face value. I never attended any such meeting at the Museum, on that or any other date, even if Blumenthal prefers - without any checking - to award Faurisson the presumption of truth....

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On Slander, Innuendo, and Bar-Mitzvah Dances

0 Comments | Posted May 24, 2005 | 4:20 PM

If I replied to all the slander that appears on blogs, I would have no job and no life. Regarding Max Blumenthal's clumsy innuendo, however, I make one lenient exception and one non-lenient one. I still feel an affectionate interest in a young scribe at whose bar-mitzvah I danced....

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