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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July 22 2013 5:12 PMBeware the In-LawsWas it a mistake for Kate to have a baby in this family?
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Aug. 22 2012 2:13 PM“I’m Not Fighting or Battling Cancer—It’s Fighting Me.”The “unpublished jottings” of Christopher Hitchens from his posthumous book, Mortality.
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Nov. 21 2011 11:20 AMIn God They TrustHow the conservative belief in American exceptionalism has become a matter of faith.
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Nov. 7 2011 12:51 PMHerman and HamidWhy is it so hard to speak honestly about allegations of sexual harassment or our corrupt ally in Afghanistan?
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Oct. 21 2011 11:07 AMThe New Libya’s First MistakeMuammar Qaddafi should not have been killed, and his surviving son should be captured.
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Oct. 10 2011 11:28 AMLord Haw Haw and Anwar al-AwlakiWhat the execution of a World War II traitor can teach us about assassinating American-born terrorists.
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Sept. 26 2011 11:33 AMPakistan Is the EnemyWe know that Pakistan's intelligence service is aiding terrorists. What are we going to do about it?
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Sept. 5 2011 10:12 AMSimply EvilA decade after 9/11, it remains the best description and most essential fact about al-Qaida.
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Aug. 25 2011 2:09 PMThe Crimes of Col. QaddafiIn the euphoria of the current celebrations, we must not lose sight of the former leader's foul deeds.
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Aug. 1 2011 11:32 AMThe End of the Kemalist AffairWhen was the last time a conservative NATO army pushed out its highest-ranking officers?
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July 21 2011 2:27 PMWhat Will Rupert Think?The British political class may stop asking the one question that has obsessed it for decades.
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July 4 2011 11:03 AMBoat PeopleSome questions for the "activists" aboard the Gaza flotilla.
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June 13 2011 12:29 PMThe Last of the Scholar WarriorsFarewell to Patrick Leigh Fermor and his extraordinary generation.
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May 30 2011 12:48 PMMladic the MonsterOur failure to respond to the Serbian atrocities prolonged the slaughter.
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May 18 2011 11:37 AMBeaucoup B.S.The DSK case and the silly stereotypes about American and European morals.
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Feb. 11 2013 12:47 PMMagni Catholica Super TegesPapa totam putredinem in vita mali sunt.
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Nov. 28 2011 1:17 PMThe New GaffeHow the Republican presidential candidates are benefiting from their “gaffes”: They’re not unforgivable, just imprudent.
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Nov. 13 2011 1:06 AMBecause Our Fathers Lied
Remembering our veterans and reflecting on the glorious ambiguity of Rudyard Kipling's war poetry.
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Oct. 24 2011 7:08 AMWhat Will They Think of Next?Why the crazy Iranian plot to pay Mexicans to kill the Saudi ambassador isn’t so implausible.
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Oct. 17 2011 11:05 AMRomney’s Mormon ProblemMitt Romney and the weird and sinister beliefs of Mormonism.
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Oct. 3 2011 1:49 PMCitizen EnemiesThose who protest the killing of Anwar al-Awlaki have to say what they would have done instead.
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Sept. 19 2011 2:19 PMIn Defense of Endless WarAs 9/11 showed, civilization has enemies with which peace is neither possible nor desirable.
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Aug. 29 2011 11:19 AMRick Perry's GodDoes the Texas governor believe his idiotic religious rhetoric, or is he just pandering for votes?
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Aug. 18 2011 12:46 PMBritons Have Been Violent and Cruel for GenerationsStill, England has not yet collapsed into a nightmare of destruction and despair.
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July 24 2011 6:36 PMA Ridiculous Rapid ResponseWhy did so many "experts" declare the Oslo attacks to be the work of Islamic terrorists?
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July 11 2011 12:13 PMScandal SheetsIn Britain, the Guardian takes on Rupert Murdoch's cynical view of what newspaper readers want to read.
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June 29 2011 12:45 PMHas Bachmann Met Her Waterloo?The old parochialism meets the not-so-new isolationism in Michele Bachmann.
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June 6 2011 11:00 AMAnatomy of a ScandalHow Anthony Weiner and John Edwards lost control of their private parts.
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May 23 2011 5:51 PMWant To Stop Nuclear Proliferation? Encourage Democracy.Ignore the shady people promoting sinister theories to the contrary.
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May 9 2011 2:36 PMChomsky's FolliesThe professor's pronouncements about Osama Bin Laden are stupid and ignorant.




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

But the next president might. 

The Extraordinary Amicus Brief That Attempts to Explain the Wu-Tang Clan to the Supreme Court Justices

Amazon Is Officially a Gadget Company. Here Are Its Six New Devices.

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.

How Much Should You Loathe NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell?

Here are the facts.

Altered State

The Plight of the Pre-Legalization Marijuana Offender

What should happen to weed users and dealers busted before the stuff was legal?

Surprise! The Women Hired to Fix the NFL Think the NFL Is Just Great.

You Shouldn’t Spank Anyone but Your Consensual Sex Partner

Sept. 17 2014 5:10 PM The Most Awkward Scenario in Which a Man Can Hold a Door for a Woman
  News & Politics
Sept. 18 2014 10:23 AM From Fringe to Mainstream: How We Learned to Panic About Terrorists Crossing the Border
Business Insider
Sept. 17 2014 1:36 PM Nate Silver Versus Princeton Professor: Who Has the Right Models?
The Vault
Sept. 18 2014 9:57 AM “The Sun Never Sets Upon the British Empire,” Explained in GIF by an Old Children’s Toy
  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.
Sept. 18 2014 8:53 AM The Other Huxtable Effect Thirty years ago, The Cosby Show gave us one of TV’s great feminists.
Future Tense
Sept. 18 2014 10:07 AM “The Day It All Ended” A short story from Hieroglyph, a new science fiction anthology.
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 18 2014 7:30 AM Red and Green Ghosts Haunt the Stormy Night
Sports Nut
Sept. 17 2014 3:51 PM NFL Jerk Watch: Roger Goodell How much should you loathe the pro football commissioner?