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Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens

(1949 – 2011)

  • Christopher fearlessly jousted with some of the biggest purveyors of evil and injustice in the world. He was an inspiration to me.
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  • I think we all pretty much agree with your world view and hopefully time will make your dreams a reality. Rest well.
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Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens
(1949 – 2011)

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Christopher Hitchens

(1949 – 2011)
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This is an online tribute dedicated in memory of Christopher Hitchens. Christopher Eric Hitchens was an English author and journalist whose books, essays, and journalistic career spanned more than four decades. He was a columnist and literary critic at The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Slate, World Affairs, The Nation, Free Inquiry, and became a media fellow at the Hoover Institution in September 2008. He was a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits and in 2005 was voted the world's fifth top public intellectual in a Prospect/Foreign Policy poll.
Christopher Hitchens was known for his admiration of George Orwell, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson and for his excoriating critiques of, among others, Mother Teresa,
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Bill and Hillary Clinton, and Henry Kissinger. His confrontational style of debate made him both a lauded and controversial figure. As a political observer, polemicist and self-defined radical, he rose to prominence as a fixture of the left-wing publications in his native Britain and in the United States. His departure from the established political left began in 1989 after what he called the "tepid reaction" of the Western left following Ayatollah Khomeini's issue of a fatwā calling for the murder of Salman Rushdie. The September 11 attacks strengthened his internationalist embrace of an interventionist foreign policy, and his vociferous criticism of what he called "fascism with an Islamic face." His numerous
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editorials in support of the Iraq War caused some to label him a neoconservative, although Christopher Hitchens insisted he was not "a conservative of any kind."
Identified as a champion of the "New Atheism" movement, Christopher Hitchens described himself as an antitheist and a believer in the philosophical values of the Enlightenment. Christopher Hitchens said that a person "could be an atheist and wish that belief in god were correct," but that "an antitheist, a term I'm trying to get into circulation, is someone who is relieved that there's no evidence for such an assertion." He argued that the concept of god or a supreme being is a totalitarian belief that destroys individual freedom, and that free expression
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and scientific discovery should replace religion as a means of teaching ethics and defining human civilization. He wrote at length on atheism and the nature of religion in his 2007 book God Is Not Great.
Though Christopher Hitchens retained his British citizenship, he became a United States citizen on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial on 13 April 2007, his 58th birthday. Asteroid 57901 is named after him. His memoir, Hitch-22, was published in June 2010.
Christopher Hitchens died on the 15th December 2011. This memorial has been created to honour his life and his career. May he rest in peace.
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On 17th Dec 2011
Jessica Jones
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RIP Hitch you were a great articulate man. The world has lost a great mind.
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Franklin Ayers
on 4th Jul 2015
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Christopher fearlessly jousted with some of the biggest purveyors of evil and injustice in the world. He was an inspiration to me.
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on 4th Jul 2015
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I think we all pretty much agree with your world view and hopefully time will make your dreams a reality. Rest well.
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Christopher Hitchens

This is an online tribute dedicated in memory of Christopher Hitchens. Christopher Eric Hitchens was an English author and journalist whose books, essays, and journalistic career spanned more than four decades. He was a columnist and literary critic at The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Slate, World Affairs, The Nation, Free Inquiry, and became a media fellow at the Hoover Institution in September 2008. He was a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits and in 2005 was voted the world's fifth top public intellectual in a Prospect/Foreign Policy poll.
Christopher Hitchens was known for his admiration of George Orwell, Thomas Paine, and Thomas Jefferson and for his excoriating critiques of, among others, Mother Teresa,...

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