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Christopher Hitchens: 1949-2011

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Writer and cultural critic Christopher Hitchens died on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer of the esophagus. He was best known for for his staunch atheist views, and as the author of controversial books questioning Religion, Bill Clinton, Mother Theresa, and the former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. We remember his life with a collection of interviews, remembrances, and, of course, arguments.

Writer and cultural critic Christopher Hitchens died on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer of the esophagus. He was best known for for his staunch atheist views, and as the author of controversial books questioning Religion, Bill Clinton, Mother Theresa, and the former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. We remember his life with a collection of interviews, remembrances, and, of course, arguments.
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Writer and cultural critic Christopher Hitchens died on Thursday, December 15, 2011, at the age of 62 after a battle with cancer of the esophagus. He was best known for for his staunch atheist views, and as the author of controversial books questioning Religion, Bill Clinton, Mother Theresa, and the former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. We remember his life with a collection of interviews, remembrances, and, of course, arguments.

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Christopher Hitchens On Suffering, Beliefs And Dying

11/18/2017
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Christopher Hitchens an outspoken atheist, a gleeful provocateur and writer who has skewered everyone from Bill Clinton to Henry Kissinger to Mother Teresa was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus in June as he was on book tour for his memoir Hitch 22. (NPR, October 29, 2010)

Christopher Hitchens - Hitch 22

11/18/2017
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Providing new insight into his life and beliefs, Hitch-22 sheds light on the formative experiences and personal relationships with famous writers and political figures that helped make him the intellectual he is today. Mr. Hitchens will be interviewed by Marty Moss-Coane, host of WHYY's Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane. (Free Library of Philadelphia, June 15, 2010)

Christopher Hitchens on Why Women Aren't Funny

11/18/2017
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Christopher Hitchens, contributing editor of Vanity Fair, talks to Brian Lehrer on his article Why Women Aren't Funny and the gender humor gap. (WNYC, December 6, 2006)

Christopher Hitchens and Al Sharpton: A Debate

11/18/2017
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Taking on possibly the greatest issue of our time the malignant force of religion in the world?Christopher Hitchens makes the ultimate case against religion through a close and learned reading of the major religious texts, citing numerous historical instances in which sexual repression and outrageous acts of violence have been committed in the name of God. (New York Public Library, May 7, 2007)

Christopher Hitchens in conversation with Paul Holdengraber

11/18/2017
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Christopher Hitchens, tackling nearly everything with unmatched enthusiasm, erudition and, at times venom, has up to now barely touched upon one subject: his own life. (New York Public Library, June 4, 2010)

NYT: TimesTalks with Noah Feldman, Christopher Hitchens and Mark Lilla

8/24/2008
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The New York Times's James Traub talks with Noah Feldman, Christopher Hitchens and Mark Lilla. (New York Times)