Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was a columnist for Vanity Fair and the author, most recently, of Arguably, a collection of essays.

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March 22 2010 12:15 PMTear Down That WallThe Catholic priests who abused children—and the men who covered it up—must be prosecuted.
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March 8 2010 5:33 PMYamani or Your LifeA nasty attempt to coerce Danish newspapers into apologizing for the cartoons of Mohammed.
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Feb. 22 2010 2:29 PMDeath of a Banana RepublicanAl Haig was a neurotic narcissist with an unquenchable craving for power.
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Feb. 8 2010 10:56 AMHoly NamesNow some Islamists want to prohibit non-Muslims from referring to God as Allah.
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Jan. 25 2010 12:03 PMLoose Lips or Dirty Tricks?Game Change provides more evidence of the Clintons' shocking behavior during the 2008 campaign.
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Jan. 11 2010 11:34 AMO Lucky ManSometimes "WTF?" is the only rational response to a situation.
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Dec. 28 2009 12:03 PMFlying HighWhy are we so bad at detecting the guilty and so good at collective punishment of the innocent?
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Dec. 14 2009 10:02 AMIraq Was Not a War for OilBut the oil fields are the nation's best hope for recovery.
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Nov. 30 2009 11:49 AMDon't Forget About IndiaPrime Minister Singh's visit was almost eclipsed by the silly Salahi story.
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Nov. 16 2009 11:46 AMHard EvidenceSeven salient facts about Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.
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Nov. 2 2009 12:10 PMFirst, Silence the Whistle-BlowerThe United Nations' shameful complicity in this year's corrupt Afghan elections.
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Oct. 19 2009 11:15 AMWhy Wait To Disarm Iran?There's no possible advantage in waiting until Tehran has nukes.
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Oct. 5 2009 2:03 PMSave the ChildrenThinking about Roman Polanski's vile child rape in a global context.
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Sept. 20 2009 5:15 PMFarewell to the GodfatherIrving Kristol, 1920-2009
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Sept. 7 2009 11:54 AMDon't Forget Why We're in Afghanistan and IraqWe're in a long war against Islamic terrorism.
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March 15 2010 10:20 AMThe Great Catholic Cover-UpThe pope's entire career has the stench of evil about it.
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March 1 2010 10:32 AMLong Live Democratic SeismologyChile survived its huge earthquake relatively well. Iran would be a different story.
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Feb. 15 2010 12:19 PMSuspension of ConscienceAmnesty International has lost sight of its original purpose.
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Feb. 1 2010 10:01 AMA Nation of Racist DwarfsKim Jong-il's regime is even weirder and more despicable than you thought.
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Jan. 17 2010 11:55 AMA Fault Is Not a SinIt's idiotic to blame anything other than geology for the Haitian earthquake.
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Jan. 4 2010 11:32 AMTrigger MechanismIran inches closer to acquiring nuclear weapons.
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Dec. 21 2009 11:43 AMWhy Does Pakistan Hate the United States?Because it is dependent on us.
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Dec. 7 2009 12:17 PMPalin's PalsSarah Palin's brand of populism is dangerous and deceptive.
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Nov. 23 2009 1:37 PMMulticultural MasochismThe "war on terrorism" didn't cause the Fort Hood shootings.
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Nov. 9 2009 6:59 AMThe Lessons of 1989The fall of the Berlin Wall is a reminder of the duty of solidarity.
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Oct. 26 2009 11:21 AMFaith No MoreWhat I've learned from debating religious people around the world.
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Oct. 12 2009 1:37 PMDust in the WindSydney's spectacular storms remind Australians of their history.
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Sept. 28 2009 11:05 AMFirst They Came for the PigsThe terrible consequences of Egypt's swine slaughter.
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Sept. 14 2009 12:29 PMEngaging With Iran Is Like Having Sex With Someone Who Hates YouTehran's latest bid to run down the clock.
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Aug. 31 2009 11:17 AMRedemption SongAssessing the media version of the Kennedy "legacy."

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