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Aug. 22 2012 2:13 PM“I’m Not Fighting or Battling Cancer—It’s Fighting Me.”The “unpublished jottings” of Christopher Hitchens from his posthumous book, Mortality.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.

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