Articles tagged christopher hitchens

Antitheism and the Art of the “Hitch Slap”

Before Bill Maher became the demon-du-jour for his satirical scorn of religion, Christopher Hitchens led the charge of rhetorical antitheism.

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Exceptional Claims: Principle, Personality and Christopher Hitchens

The late Christopher Hitchens helped define the character and popular perception of Atheism for this generation. But for the self-styled contrarian, where did principle end and personality begin?

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Humor vs. Religion: An Unholy War, Part One

Even within the US, where democracy and political openness have fostered a rich tradition of rebellious humor, stains still linger from those periods when “God-is-on-our-side” attitudes swept the nation into a mass hysteria of obedience and fear.

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‘The Quotable Hitchens’ Gives Us the Best of Hitchens, Arranged in a Convenient Dictionary Format

Love him or hate him, Christopher Hitchens nearly always has something interesting to say. The Quotable Hitchens presents some of his pithiest remarks, arranged alphabetically by topic.

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Christopher Hitchens’ Taste in Music

Hitchens on Verdi and Dylan, not God or Iraq . . .

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The Case for God by Karen Armstrong

Promoted as a rebuttal to modern atheist thinkers, notably Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris, this doesn't feel like a cynical cash-in on a recent publishing phenomenon.

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Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left by Cottee & Cushman, Eds.

How could a critic of empire, a loyal friend to the Palestinians, and the bane of Henry Kissinger ally himself with the Bush administration and its push for imperial adventures in the Middle East?

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12 Jun 2008 // 11:00 PM

The Family by Jeff Sharlet

What if the American fundamentalists' power and influence became such that they helped destabilize the New Deal, played key roles in anti-Communist foreign policy during the Cold War, and supported numerous bloodthirsty dictators?

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4 Feb 2008 // 10:00 PM

The Portable Atheist

Sectarian strife, an historical constant, and its images of suicide bombings, occupation, and crumbling civil societies are sadly ubiquitous and have fueled the passions of the “New Atheism”. This will not soon abate.

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9 Jul 2007 // 10:59 PM

God Is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

Atheist polemic refuses to engage authentic religion.

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28 Jun 2007 // 3:01 AM

Christopher Hitchens stands his ground and then some

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Christopher Hitchens ranted for the better part of two hours at a May debate with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges over

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16 May 2007 // 3:35 AM

RALEIGH, N.C. - In the great debate about God, author Christopher Hitchens won over an already sympathetic audience Tuesday night. But if anyone was

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14 May 2007 // 6:24 AM

When Time magazine published their infamous “Is God dead?” cover story in 1966, editors across the continent learned a valuable lesson: God sells. And controversial stories

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God is Not Great by Christopher Hitchens

A fire-breathing polemicist in the grand tradition, the Hitch has spleen to spare and wastes none of it here when going after the godly.

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The Trials of Henry Kissinger (2002)

Weaving together a vivid assemblage of stock footage, archival documents and talking-head spots, the movie winnows the book down to three of its more damning studies.

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Anderson East Ignites a Fire at Mercury Lounge

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"Hot off the release of his album Delilah Anderson East's performance was full of vim and vigor.

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