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?

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