Christopher Hitchens was a journalist, author, essayist, religious and literary critic who was not one to be considered shy when it came to flexing his intellect. In the course of his career he contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate, and Vanity Fair. He was also the author, co-author, editor, or co-editor of over 30 books.
Hitchens took some unpopular viewpoints when dealing with topics of a political or religious nature, but was unconcerned by anyones opinions of him. He had started off as a staple of the left-wing media but when 9/11 happened this seemed to change. Hitch was in favour of the invasions of Iraq andAfghanistan and with this he took a stand against the so called liberal media, even going as far as to end his 20-year relationship with the magazine called The Nation.
Later in his life he decided to move to New York where he firmly sided with the political right and took aim at the likes of Henry Kissinger, the Clintons and even Mother Theresa but his strong stance on atheism and his book on the subject titled God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything are what his legacy is made up of. Hitchens died on the 15th of December 2011 in a hospital in Houston Texas.
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Chritopher Hitchens was born with a silver spoon up is ass right out of a jew family, always trying to proove that people who have faith are moron’s…he was a admited alcoolic alway’s or for the most part under the influence, I’ll admit that he was a scholar, Thing is when a man is down and faith is all he’s got who the fuck is he to take that away from him, he’s never been on skidrow never had to scrouge for his next meal and never been without a home or money for that matter, he pretended that he held the truth and believe himself alway’s moking is fellow man who had other beliefs. What a way to make a life, he didn’t have the balls to die in dignity…coward.
The world is a better place without him now if only Dawkins could follow.
And despite what you say he was still ten times the man you will ever be you sad bitter little deluded nobody. Your ego and your all consuming fear of death force you to believe in ridiculous fairy stories. You’re tragic.
Waaaaay too much time spent trying to explicate his opinion on the Iraq war. Otherwise, well done.