A compilation for the rejection of the culture of offense. Featuring Christopher Hitchens, Stephen Fry, Penn Jillette, Louis C.K. and Jim Norton, Richard Dawkins, Peter Hitchens, Steve Hughes, Big Jay Oakerson, Ricky Gervais, Salman Rushdie
What makes the female so much deadlier than the male? With assists from Fran Lebowitz, Nora Ephron, and a recent Stanford-medical-school study, Christopher Hitchens investigates the reasons for the humor gap
Since, like, the 60s, and definitely since Clueless, one word has been, like, everywhere. Christopher Hitchens examines the, like, unstoppable onslaught of “like”
We dwell in a present-tense culture that somehow, significantly, decided to employ the telling expression “You’re history” as a choice reprobation or insult, and thus elected to speak forgotten volumes about itself.
Matt Cherry interviews Christopher Hitchens about his book The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice and his television program, which strongly criticized Mother Teresa
Text of Christopher Hitchens’ introduction to his book “Hostage to History: Cyprus from the Ottomans to Kissinger”
Text of Christopher Hitchens’ preface to the first and second edition of his book “Hostage to History: Cyprus from the Ottomans to Kissinger”
Three decades after Roe v. Wade, abortion is still the hottest button in American society; scientific advances, from pre-natal testing to stem-cell research, have only raised the temperature. Cold logic, the author argues, requires us to accept the tragic conflict between potential humans and existing ones.
“…I have, gradually, come to think that there is something truly admirable in a country that codifies the responsibility for self defense. Pity it doesn’t make use of it.”
Ian Parker’s profile of Christopher Hitchens. Published by The New Yorker magazine
Instead of marveling at the number of books, articles, and documentaries he produced, some of Christopher Hitchens’ friends muttered about the quantity of booze he drank. Now medical science backs his long-held belief that booze is a subtle weapon. Plus: Hitch’s tips on drinking right.
Heralding the First Amendment, proponents of free speech champion the right to expression unencumbered by government intervention. But is freedom of expression absolute and limitless? Should we be free to use words with the intention to harm? Should some words remain unspoken, or does this mind-set lead us to the path of censorship?
Christopher Hitchens, a Washington correspondent, uh, with The Nation, you write a column for them every two weeks. There are lots and lots of TV talk shows that news junkies can watch to get information or hear analysis. What do you think of these talk shows?
Christopher Hitchens reviews for Vanity Fair Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”
Christopher Hitchens recounts his last visit with the tempestuous Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci, who had recently died.
Christopher Hitchens’ review of the German film The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008) which portrays the terrorist group operating in West Germany known as the Red Army Faction
Christopher Hitchens’s introduction to the dystopian novel “Brave New World” by Aldous Huxley
Christopher Hitchens talks about Vladimir Nabokov’s “Lolita” on the 50th anniversary of its publication.