Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens, Who Mixed Drinking & Writing, Names the “Best Scotch in the History of the World”

In 2006, a profile of Christopher Hitchens in <i>The New Yorker</i> noted how its subject had the tendency to drink “like a Hemingway character: continually …

Audio Mixing

Benevolence vs. Fundamentalism

July 20, 2018 by Gene Veith<p>We blogged about Dan Hitchens’ article on politicians who parade their Catholic identity while also repudiating Catholic …

Religion

Read Christopher Hitchens’ 1983 Mother Jones Article on Tom Wolfe: “A Wolfe in Chic Clothing”

Tom Wolfe has died. <i>The Right Stuff</i> author, who National Review founder William F. Buckley once called “probably the most skillful writer in America,” …

Liberal View

Radicals: Portraits of a Destructive Passion

Overview<p>Radicals: Portraits of a Destructive Passion by David Horowitz<p>Radical liberals want to make America a better place, but their utopian social …

Barack Obama

The Vanity Fair Archive Collections

Smoking guns, bloody knives, stolen goods: re-visit <i>Vanity Fair</i>’s rich reportage on the murder of Gianni Versace, the trial of O.J. Simpson, the motivations of Hollywood’s most powerful madam, and more.<p>Romance! Lust! Divorce! Affairs! From the tender meet-cute of Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian …

Silicon Valley

Christopher Hitchens on Animal Rights, Our Human Hubris, and the Lesser Appreciated Moral of George Orwell’s “Animal Farm”

“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”<p>We call the natural world beyond us our <i>environment</i> — a term I find troubling in its connotation of that which surrounds us and revolves around us: It exudes the hubristic ecological Ptolemism that has long placed us — misplaced us, …

Philosophy

Christopher Hitchens Pt. 1 - The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Video Clip)

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart<p>Christopher Hitchens Pt. 1<p>Clip12/1/2004<p>If Christopher Hitchens was to write a book that Pat Robertson sucks and Jerry …

Comedy Central

Taking Back Christianity From The Religious Right

Very little in the actual teaching put forward by Jesus would support the political philosophy of the Christian right in 21st-century America.<p>Since …

Faith

Can There Be an Atheist Novel?

The Hungarian philosopher György Lukács called the novel “the epic of a world that has been abandoned by God.” Other forces played more obviously …

Literature

Reflecting on Christopher Hitchens at Easter

As the holiest of Christian holidays approaches, I find myself reflecting on that great patron saint of the modern atheist movement, Christopher …

Conservative View

John Gray: Seven types of atheism | The Guardian Members

One of Britain's leading philosophers, John Gray has long been engaged with the subject of atheism and religion. He has questioned the modern anti-religious polemics of the "anti-God squad", including Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens and Philip Pullman, even arguing that zealous atheism …

Religion

'As usual, words fail him': 20 great literary feuds

Literature

Young men search for answers, rising star Jordan Peterson gives them

Peterson's concern for young men and boys has set him on an emotional quest– he openly cried during a radio interview describing emails and social …

Jordan Peterson

20 Truths on The Human Right by Rice Broocks

God's Sovereignty, Justice, and Truth. Rice Broocks’ book God’s Not Dead inspired the movie by the same name, though it’s an apologetics book (that …

Faith

Barbed Wiring

The eminently quotable Martin Amis<p>James Camp<p>Great writers aren’t always “good writers.” Dostoyevsky shamelessly repeats himself. Denis Johnson, as …

Literature

Man Who Lied About Christopher Hitchens Resigns Over Inappropriate Relationships

Larry Alex Taunton believes atheists are evil and you need God to be good. He's now resigning from his ministry over claims of "inappropriate …

Faith

Why women should rule the world

Martin Amis on nuclear war, the difference between Brexit and Trump, and why all writers really do think about posterity<p>In the introduction to his …

Literature

5 Book Reviews You Need to Read This Week

Anne Enright thinks Martin Amis is the perfect person to write about the porn industry, James Wood and Ali Smith both love puns (maybe a little too …

Books

Rationalization: The Enemy of Integrity

Jerry Falwell Jr.'s politics are simply a right-wing version of the original progressives' habit of tailoring their arguments to wherever the field …

Conservative View

Can PTSD Be Good for You? - Facts So Romantic

<i>There’s no way to be sure what will traumatize someone, and not everyone exposed to “trauma” develops PTSD.</i>WikicommonsYou might think it insensitive …

Poetry

Of course Christmas is inefficient, it's why we love it

Australian economists are even less enamoured of it: 17 per cent agree, and 73 per cent disagree. "Gifts can be useless, but the institution of …

Christmas

Your Relatives Will Love These “Saints of Science” Prayer Candles

How long will it take for people to realize what they're looking at...?

Candles

What does 'Hitchens’ razor' means in Philosophy?

CONCEPTUAL | Comment<p>December 18, 2017 00:15 IST<p>Updated: December 17, 2017 22:22 IST<p>This refers to the argument that it is the responsibility of …

Religion

Memorial Day

Between the BBQ cookouts and discount shopping, cornbread and coupon codes, it’s good to take a moment to remember why we have Memorial Day. Every …

Ralph Lauren

In Honor of Christopher Hitchens, Six Years After His Death

December 15, 2017 by Hemant Mehta<p>Six years after his death, the loss of <b>Christopher Hitchens</b> is still felt by many atheists.<p>In a time when <b>Donald Trump</b> …

Religion

Inside Lindsay Shepherd’s controversial battle over free speech on campus

What really happened at Wilfrid Laurier University<p>Inside Lindsay Shepherd’s heroic, insulting, brave, destructive, possibly naïve fight for free …

Long-form Journalism

The Last Interview: Revisiting Christopher Hitchens in 2017

If taking in intense political debates and reading heated observations on the state of all things societal are things that cause you relative delight, 2017 appears to have been a banner year. Coverage of the 2016 Presidential election revealed new fissures and new players in right-wing political …

Thomas Jefferson

Eileen: The Making of Orwell

Three Orwell Family Members Speak Out About the Importance of Eileen<p>Friday, 13 April 2018<p><i>Richard Blair is the son Eileen and Orwell adopted in</b> …

Literature

‘This Dangerous Book’: Hobby Lobby Founder, Wife Share Story Behind Bible Museum

Hobby Lobby president Steve Green and his wife, Jackie Green, shared their passion for the Bible as a sacred text and a crucial part of history on …

Hobby Lobby

David Robertson: Our society needs to come to grips with and understand the love of God

The Prime Minister was mocked for saying that ‘Brexit means Brexit’. Such truisms are surely too simplistic for the sophisticated British electorate? …