With the sensibility of an iconoclastic elf eyeing a parade of indiscriminate merrymaking unfurling all around him, Christopher Hitchens holds forth on the absurdities of the Christmas season in one of the first of his posthumously published essays Christopher Hitchens holds forth on the <a href="http://online .
Christopher Hitchens has reached an endorsement by process of elimination. John McCain, he writes, isn't up to the job, while "the only public events that have so far featured his absurd choice of running mate have shown her to be a deceiving and unscrupulous woman utterly unversed in any of the needful political discourses but easily trained to utter preposterous lies and to appeal to the basest element of her audience."
When Christopher Hitchens agreed to be waterboarded, he might have thought he'd last longer than 17 seconds, but, as the columnist put it, "everything completely goes on you when you're breathing water."
Writer Christopher Hitchens is drawing widespread attention with his latest provocative oeuvre, "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything." But one person close to him questions the integrity of his atheist stance: brother Peter Hitchens, who told the British paper The Independent (irking Christopher in the process) that he wonders if Christopher protests too much about his lack of belief.
Those Truthdig readers who are following the Chris Hedges vs Sam Harris exchanges on our site may be interested to read that Hedges subsequently faced off with atheist author and provocateur Christopher Hitchens for a debate in Berkeley about religion and politics Also, check out this funny and insightful interview with Hitchens.
Based on his comments to CNN's Anderson Cooper on the day of the Rev. Jerry Falwell's death, it looks like author and provocateur Christopher Hitchens (pictured) will have to wait a while to be invited back into President Bush's inner circle. Hitchens channeled his disdain for religion and for Falwell into one scathing send-off on Cooper's show.
For someone who works the media as frequently and avidly as he does, and for someone who does so largely to address issues of discrimination, the Rev. Al Sharpton wouldn't be expected to be accused of bigotry on the grounds that he denigrated presidential candidate Mitt Romney's religion. But that's what happened after a debate Tuesday in New York.