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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Aug. 24 2009 2:01 PMIran's Most WantedAhmadinejad's choice for defense minister is sought by Interpol for planning the bombing of an Argentine synagogue.
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Aug. 10 2009 11:39 AMA Lousy Day's WorkWas Bill Clinton's visit to North Korea worth the time, energy, and prestige? No way.
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July 27 2009 1:06 PMA Man's Home Is His Constitutional CastleHenry Louis Gates Jr. should have taken his stand on the Bill of Rights, not on his epidermis or that of the arresting officer.
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July 16 2009 3:15 PMDid We Take a Wrong Turn in Afghanistan?Absolutely. But it's far too early for despair.
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July 6 2009 1:43 PMDid the Toppling of Saddam Hussein Lead to Recent Events in Iran?Given the connections between Iraq and Iran, it's not as unlikely as it sounds.
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June 22 2009 12:43 PMPersian ParanoiaIranian leaders will always believe Anglo-Saxons are plotting against them.
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June 8 2009 12:26 PMWhen the Extreme Becomes the NormWhat connects Obama's pronouncements on head scarves and the argument over released Guantanamo detainees?
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May 25 2009 6:42 AMThe End of the Tamil TigersInsurgencies don't always have history on their side.
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May 11 2009 6:33 AMPresident of Which Israel?The president and prime minister have radically different visions for their country.
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April 27 2009 1:38 PMYet Another CIA FailureWhat the torture revelations tell us about the culture of Langley.
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April 13 2009 6:57 AMDon't Be So Sensitive, Mr. PresidentTruth comes before reconciliation.
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March 30 2009 11:26 AMLet Them InWhen governments refuse to let politicians and academics into their countries, it's nothing but old-fashioned censorship.
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March 16 2009 11:34 AMTerrorists, Dissidents, and Copy EditorsWhy it matters how the media describe killers in Iraq and Ireland.
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March 2 2009 2:07 PMDon't Say a WordA U.N. resolution seeks to criminalize opinions that differ with the Islamic faith.
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Feb. 16 2009 1:52 PMDon't Let the Mullahs Run Out the ClockObama must talk directly to the Iranian people.
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Aug. 17 2009 5:04 PMYale SurrendersWhy did Yale University Press remove images of Mohammed from a book about the Danish cartoons?
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Aug. 3 2009 11:26 AMObon JourWhat a Japanese community festival tells us about America's gift for reconciliation.
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July 20 2009 12:26 PMA Sense of Historical IronyLeszek Kolakowski, 1927-2009.
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July 13 2009 11:42 AMWhat Happened to the Suicide Bombers of Jerusalem?Nasty, fanatical old men, not human emotions, decided who died and when.
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June 29 2009 12:31 PMCaught on TapeWhat the Nixon tapes tell us about the Republican Party.
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June 14 2009 6:41 PMDon't Call What Happened in Iran Last Week an ElectionIt was a crudely stage-managed insult to everyone involved.
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June 30 2009 3:33 PMRemembering Amos ElonThe historian who explained Israel to itself.
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May 18 2009 6:36 AMObama's Court JestersAs Wanda Sykes showed, comedians aren't funny when they try to flatter the president.
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May 4 2009 11:16 AMRuthless yet HumaneWhy Obama cited Churchill on torture.
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April 20 2009 11:54 AMAnkara Shows Its HandTurkey's scheming at the Strasbourg summit proves it doesn't belong in the European Union.
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April 6 2009 11:10 AMTelling the Truth About the Armenian GenocideWe must resist Turkish pressure to distort history.
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March 23 2009 4:32 PMAn Army of ExtremistsHow some military rabbis are trying to radicalize Israeli soldiers.
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March 9 2009 12:10 PMSwat? Not!Handing the Swat Valley to the Taliban was shameful and wrong.
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Feb. 23 2009 1:50 PMAvigdor Lieberman's ChutzpahThe right to return cannot confer the right to expel.
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Feb. 9 2009 11:24 AMIs Zimbabwe Now a Rogue State?And is it germ warfare when cholera sufferers are forced to cross international boundaries?




The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Secret Service Director Julia Pierson Resigns

Piper Kerman on Why She Dressed Like a Hitchcock Heroine for Her Prison Sentencing

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10

Homeland Is Good Again! For Now.


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.


How Even an Old Hipster Can Age Gracefully

On their new albums, Leonard Cohen, Robert Plant, and Loudon Wainwright III show three ways.

The U.S. Has a New Problem in Syria: The Moderate Rebels Feel Like We’ve Betrayed Them

We Need to Talk: A Terrible Name for a Good Sports Show by and About Women

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