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Christopher Hitchens

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Christopher Hitchens is the author of more than ten books, including, most recently, God Is Not Great — How Religion Poisons Everything. He is a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and has written prolifically for American and English periodicals, including the Nation, the London Review of Books, Granta, Harper's, the Los Angeles Times Book Review, New Left Review, Slate, the New York Review of Books, Newsweek International, the Times Literary Supplement, the Atlantic, and the Washington Post. He is also a regular television and radio commentator.

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Peter Robinson remembers Christopher Hitchens

Peter Robinson remembers Christopher Hitchens

with Christopher Hitchensvia Uncommon Knowledge
Thursday, December 26, 2013

In this special episode of Uncommon Knowledge, host Peter Robinson remembers Christopher Hitchens, a British American author, journalist, and personal friend, through a series of excerpts from past interviews on Uncommon Knowledge. These excerpts cover discussions of Marxism, the Vietnam War, the Civil Rights Movement and the Great Society, Iraq and the Middle East, the war on terrorism, and the history of the American Left.

Christopher Hitchens and William F. Buckley Jr. argue over how 1968 changed our nation’s politics and culture.

Uncommon Knowledge classic: “The Sixties” with Hitchens and William F. Buckley

with Christopher Hitchens, William F. Buckley Jr.via Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

In this rereleased interview from 1998, Christopher Hitchens, a contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine, is a self-proclaimed radical. William F. Buckley, Jr., editor-at-large of National Review magazine, is one of the most noted conservatives in the country. During the 1960’s, Hitchens enjoyed the counter-culture, whereas Buckley was one of the founders of the politically conservative counter counter-culture. Thirty years later (1998), and Hitchens and Buckley are still wrangling over the Revolution. (24:52)

Analysis and Commentary

Shut Up About Armenians or We'll Hurt Them Again

by Christopher Hitchensvia Slate
Monday, April 5, 2010

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's latest sinister threat.

Iran’s Most Wanted

by Christopher Hitchensvia Hoover Digest
Thursday, January 14, 2010

The new defense chief in Tehran is wanted by Interpol. He’s hardly the only criminal working there. By Christopher Hitchens.

Treating the Extreme as the Norm

by Christopher Hitchensvia Hoover Digest
Friday, October 9, 2009

In its own way, Guantánamo has been rather accommodating to Islamist radicals. So has the president. By Christopher Hitchens.

Analysis and Commentary

Pig-ignorant officials slaughter swine

by Christopher Hitchensvia Australian
Thursday, October 1, 2009

ACCORDING to all recent reports, the ancient city of Cairo now presents to the world the image of a growing pile of festering trash...

Analysis and Commentary

Iran disqualifies itself

by Christopher Hitchensvia Australian
Saturday, September 5, 2009

US President Barack Obama has said he wants "the Islamic Republic of Iran" to be welcomed back into the "community of nations"...

Christopher Hitchens and Robert Service

Trotsky per Hitchens and Service

by Peter M. Robinsonwith Christopher Hitchens, Robert Servicevia Uncommon Knowledge
Monday, August 10, 2009

Leon Trotsky, one of the leading figures of the Russian October Revolution, remains a controversial figure.

Christopher Hitchens on the implications of the terrorist bombings in London and more

with Christopher Hitchens, Victor Davis Hansonvia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, May 13, 2008

This interview features a wide-ranging discussion with Christopher Hitchens, noted author and essayist. Among other topics, Hitchens and Hoover senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson consider the implications of the terrorist bombings in London, the possibility of failure in Iraq, and the reshaping of world alliances.

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