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Christopher Hitchens

'Sherlockian': Graham Moore's Debut Mystery On The Central Mystery Of Conan Doyle's Life (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

What would Sherlock Holmes do? It's the question asked by the main character of "The Sherlockian" while he paces a crime scene: In December 1893, She...

Richard Dawkins: Arrest The Pope During UK Visit

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, two of the world's most prominent atheist intellectuals, are seeking means to try the pope for crimes agains...

Christopher Hitchens On 'The Daily Show': Author Talks 'Hitch-22,' Life As An Idealist In The 60's (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Christopher Hitchens spoke to Jon Stewart last night on "The Daily Show" about his new memoir, "Hitch-22." The controversial journalist, famous for hi...

Christopher Hitchens To Rewrite Ten Commandments

Reuters | Mark Egan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Already infamous for being the then-socialist who called Margaret Thatcher sexy and as the contrarian who loved George W. Bush's war in Iraq, Christop...

Hitchens, D'Souza Debate Religion

The Observer | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Anti-theist Christopher Hitchens and Christian Dinesh D'Souza may initially appear to have nothing in common. Hitchens argues the merits of evoluti...

Christopher Hitchens Takes Aim At Himself

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Palmer

Over his long and prolific writing career, Christopher Hitchens has targeted Bill Clinton, Mother Teresa, Princess Diana and God, but on Friday he tac...

We Need Bloggers!

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance assignmen...

Buddhist Backlash: Stephen Batchelor Braves The Storm

James Rotondi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
James Rotondi

Stephen Batchelor does not look like a man at the center of a storm. But the calm, bespectacled 57-year-old Englishman is in the eye of a hurricane of...

Christopher Hitchens Slams Vatican, Pope Over Sex Abuse Scandal (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Christopher Hitchens, whose antagonism towards religion is well-established, had harsh words for the Catholic Church, and the Pope in particular, duri...

Elena Kagan's Inconsistency

Sam Sedaei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sam Sedaei

Among the criticisms of Elena Kagan is the one that during her time as the Dean of Harvard Law School, she refused to allow the military to join in on recruitment efforts on campus because of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy.

Christopher Hitchens's Memoir 'Hitch-22' Is Brilliantly Witty, But Where Are The Women?

Times UK | Lynn Barber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Christopher Hitchens is one of the great conversationalists of our age and his wit, style and erudition are brilliantly deployed in this glittering au...

Martin Amis And Christopher Hitchens Both Write About Their Friendship In New Books

The Wall Street Journal | ALEXANDRA ALTER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Martin Amis says his new novel, "The Pregnant Widow," isn't remotely autobiographical, but members of his circle will instantly recognize Nicholas, th...

Bringing the Vatican to Justice

Sam Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Sam Harris

I confess that, as a critic of religion, I have paid too little attention to the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. But now I have been awakened from my unconscionable slumber on this issue.

A Little Matter of Science, Superiority, and Racism: New Atheism's Dangerous Waters

Josh Schrei | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Josh Schrei

Bluntly, the culture from which modern atheism has sprung -- science and academia -- has a long history of distorted claims of superiority that well-meaning atheists would do best to avoid.

Christopher Hitchens Revises The Ten Commandments

Vanity Fair | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

What do we say when we want to revisit a long-standing policy or scheme that no longer seems to be serving us or has ceased to produce useful results?...

Religulous Dogma

Philip Goldberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip Goldberg

Why do the militant atheists insist on this intellectual dishonesty? Maybe because confrontational language and side-splitting satire help them make their case.

J.D. Salinger Hated Hitchens, Secret Letter Stash May Reveal?

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt and Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

UPDATE: The Guardian reports that the letters are actually a fake, as confirmed by an editor from Taki's newspaper, The Spectator: Fortunately we wil...

Changing the Conversation on Religion (Before it Kills Us All)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Frank Schaeffer

We urgently need to make that conversation center on embracing paradox rather than seeking -- then trying to impose by force and or "reason" -- our pet certainties on others.

Collision: Hitchens Debates Conservative Evangelical, Nothing Happens

Evan Derkacz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Evan Derkacz

The following is the opening to an article by philosophy professor Eric Reitan.

Christopher Hitchens Slams Gore Vidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

But I have now just finished reading a long interview conducted by Johann Hari of the London Independent (Hari being a fairly consecrated admirer of h...

Hitchens, Greenwald Debate Afghan Surge: 'We're Being Played For Suckers By Pakistani Elite' (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Christopher Hitchens, Glenn Greenwald and KT McFarland were on MSNBC's "Morning Meeting" to discuss President Obama's plan to escalate the war in Afgh...

What A Real Town Hall Looks Like

Alex Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Green

Can this be done anywhere? Yes. Is it without difficulty? No. But is it easier than we think to organize 25 political figures over four weeks with a small group and no money? Yes.

The Religious Decade: 2000 To 2010

Paul Brandeis Raushenbush | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paul Brandeis Raushenbush

The following 10 stories show the breadth of religious actors and events and how deeply they affected the last 10 years of American and world history.

Christopher Hitchens Is Absurd

Matt Browner Hamlin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Matt Browner Hamlin

Only in the western mind does the existence of deity contradict science, and truth be told, not even there. There is nothing in western scientific thought that denies deity.

Book Review: '36 Arguments for the Existence of God'

Rabbi David Wolpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rabbi David Wolpe

"36 Arguments for the Existence of God" is an intriguingly structured work, tricky but also very traditional; a book that tries to make a serious argument but also tells a captivating story.