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Christopher Hitchens

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...

Christopher Hitchens Slams Palin: 'A Disgraceful Opportunist And Real Moral Coward' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Christopher Hitchens followed up his long Slate column detailing the dangers of Sarah Palin's brand of populism with more harsh criticism on MSNBC's M...

Collision: Is Religion Absurd or Good for the World?

Christopher Hitchens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Christopher Hitchens

Are our morals dictated to us by a supreme entity, or do discoveries made by science and reason make Atheism a natural conclusion? You decide.

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.

Top 10 Reasons This Woman Can't Write for Late Night Comedy Shows

Catie Lazarus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Catie Lazarus

My lady sensibility is limited to menstruation (hilarious), babies (adorable), and unicorns mating (adorably hilarious).

Christopher Hitchens Pans Obama's Nobel Prize: Obama Looked "All Moist And Bambi-Like" (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On MSNBC's Morning Joe Christopher Hitchens panned the decision to award to President Obama the Nobel Peace Prize, calling it the first virtual award:...

Olivia Wilde's Enviable Life: Married To A Prince, Had Hitchens As A Babysitter, Knows Mick Jagger And More

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Olivia Wilde may still be best known for making out with Mischa Barton on "The O.C." and playing a bisexual doctor on "House," but she's on the cover ...

Christopher Hitchens' Plan To Serenade Graydon Carter In "Seductively Tight, Beaded Sheath Dress" Foiled

WWD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

A few inspired staffers had called in a seductively tight, beaded sheath dress for a mystery staffer to do a kind of "Happy Birthday Mr. President" nu...

Why the "New Atheists" are Right-Wing on Foreign Policy

Robert Wright | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Wright

It must strike progressive atheists as a stroke of bad luck that Christopher Hitchens, leading atheist spokesperson, happens to have hawkish views on foreign policy.

Media Elite Turn Out For Graydon Carter's Tony Blair Interview At MoMA (SLIDESHOW)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Tuesday night, Tony Blair answered questions from Vanity Fair's Graydon Carter at an A-list event at New York's Museum of Modern Art. The two discusse...

A Holy World War, NBA-Style

Rob Asghar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rob Asghar

Yahweh's God Squad finds itself looking uphill in the Worldview Championship Series, facing its biggest deficit since the Pharaohs' dynasty. Scrappy underdog Team Atheism has bolted to a lead in the series.