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."




Don’t Worry, Obama Isn’t Sending U.S. Troops to Fight ISIS

But the next president might. 

IOS 8 Comes Out Today. Do Not Put It on Your iPhone 4S.

Why Greenland’s “Dark Snow” Should Worry You

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Three Talented Actresses in Three Terrible New Shows


The Human Need to Find Connections in Everything

It’s the source of creativity and delusions. It can harm us more than it helps us.


More Than Scottish Pride

Scotland’s referendum isn’t about nationalism. It’s about a system that failed, and a new generation looking to take a chance on itself. 

The Ungodly Horror of Having a Bug Crawl Into Your Ear and Scratch Away at Your Eardrum

We Could Fix Climate Change for Free. Now There’s Just One Thing Holding Us Back.

  News & Politics
Sept. 17 2014 7:03 PM Once Again, a Climate Policy Hearing Descends Into Absurdity
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
Sept. 17 2014 6:53 PM LGBTQ Luminaries Honored With MacArthur “Genius” Fellowships
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 17 2014 6:14 PM Today in Gender Gaps: Biking
  Slate Plus
Slate Fare
Sept. 17 2014 9:37 AM Is Slate Too Liberal?  A members-only open thread.
Brow Beat
Sept. 17 2014 8:25 PM A New Song and Music Video From Angel Olsen, Indie’s Next Big Thing
Future Tense
Sept. 17 2014 7:23 PM MIT Researchers Are Using Smartphones to Interact With Other Screens
  Health & Science
Sept. 17 2014 4:49 PM Schooling the Supreme Court on Rap Music Is it art or a true threat of violence?
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?