Contents[ edit ] Chapter One: Putting It Mildly[ edit ] Hitchens writes that, at the age of nine, he began to question the teachings of his Bible instructor, and began to see critical flaws in apologetic arguments, most notably the argument from design. He asserts that atheists who disagree with each other will eventually side together on whatever the evidence most strongly supports. He concludes by saying that he would not want to eradicate religion if the faithful would "leave him alone", but ultimately they are incapable of this.
Life and career[ edit ] Early life and education[ edit ] Hitchens was born the elder of two boys in PortsmouthHampshire. He expressed affinity with the politically charged countercultural and protest movements of the s and s. He avoided the recreational drug use of the time, saying "in my cohort we were slightly anti-hedonistic In Hitchens went to work at the Times Higher Education Supplement where he served as a social science correspondent.
Hitchens admitted that he hated the position, and was fired after six months in the job. At the New Statesman Hitchens acquired a reputation as a left-winger, reporting internationally from areas of conflict such as Northern Ireland, Libya, and Iraq. It became his first leading article for the New Statesman.
He returned to the New Statesman in where he became foreign editor. Bush and American foreign policy in South and Central America.
He left The Nation in after profoundly disagreeing with other contributors over the Iraq War. He became a media fellow at the Hoover Institution in September His son, Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, born inhas worked as a policy researcher in London.
Hitchens continued writing essay-style correspondence pieces from a variety of locales, including ChadUganda  and the Darfur region of Sudan. Hitchens called it love at first sight. Therein they swore that their then friend Sidney Blumenthal had described Monica Lewinsky as a stalker.
Hitchens later responded to his ranking with a few articles about his status as such. I gave it the partly ironic title: It was decided that I evidently was what I apparently only thought.
One of his books, Unacknowledged Legislation: Writers in the Public Sphere, collected these works. In the book Christopher Hitchens and His Critics: Terror, Iraq, and the Left, many literary critiques are included of essays and other books of writers, such as David Horowitz and Edward Said.Apr 25, · Religion poisons everything.
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Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of over 30 books, including five collections of essays on culture, politics and literature.
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