May 2010. Christopher Hitchens interviewed at Hay Festival 2010 about his memoir Hitch-22. This post is the CH part. Listen/Download the entire podcast (with Pervez Musharraf, Bill Bryson) MP3 here.
Mr Steve Wasserman, Christopher Hitchens' literary agent, kindly replied to my query about a possible memorial. Posted with permission. ...
Vanity Fair | January 2012 By Christopher Hitchens When it came to it, and old Kingsley suffered from a demoralizing and disorienting fal...
New Statesman: "You may need to set aside the rest of your Saturday to get through this, but here in full is the transcript of the long...
By Christopher Hitchens "After she was elected the first female governor of Texas, in 1924, and got herself promptly embroiled in a...
Christopher Hitchens debated Rabbi Shmuley at Cooper Union, New York on Thursday, September 16, 2010. Play All 8 Videos
Vanity Fair, June 2011 By Christopher Hitchens "Like so many of life’s varieties of experience, the novelty of a diagnosis of m...
By Peter Hitchens I can’t really claim that I never notice the extraordinarily spiteful attacks on me which come from one particular qua...
SKY ARTS 1 / HD: THU 14 APR, 10PM "Sky Arts is screening back-to-back interviews with the Hitchens brothers: writer Peter who's k...
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May 2010. From the Hay Literary Festival Adam Boulton discusses the future for Afghanistan with Rory Stewart MP, Christopher Hitchens and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
I've created another YT channel. When I posted my thoughts on not starting a new Hitchens YT channel, I was thinking of the massive work it would take to upload all the old videos to new one. I'm not going to do that. For the time being I'm leaving the DHYT channel as it is and use this new one.
The Vatican is planning a new initiative to reach out to atheists and agnostics in an attempt to improve the church's relationship with non-believers. Pope Benedict XVI has ordered officials to create a new foundation where atheists will be encouraged to meet and debate with some of the Catholic Church's top theologians. Read the article here.
One week after the fatwa on Salman Rushdie was issued in 1989, Hitchens appeared on C-SPAN to discuss The Satanic Verses and freedom of speech. Unfortunately very poor audio. Part 1 of 4 Related video: "Christopher Hitchens on Salman Rushdie's fatwa, BBC, Feb 12" in which he mentions the pipe bomb that didn't go off in Cody's bookstore while he (instead of Salman) was reading from The Satanic Verses.
Christopher Hitchens says creationists are in a panic because they're losing the argument. He's interviewed by Peter Fitzsimons of The Sydney Morning Herald. Watch here. (theage.com.au)
Christopher Hitchens discusses politics and of course Hitch-22 on Australian radio. Listen here.
Christopher Hitchens discusses his memoir with Tony Jones on Lateline. Watch the video streamed and/or read the transcript here.
..at least for The Daily Hitchens YouTube Channel. I received my second copyright strike in a short time and was informed that "A single additional claim against your account will result in the termination of your account". These claims seem to be genuine, one for the Bill Maher interview in March and one from Emory. What to do now? With 558 Hitchens videos on YT I feel that the 3rd strike is inevitable. I could stop uploading videos and hope my account won't be terminated. I could continue uploading and hope I won't get more strikes, which I'll do. Why have a Hitchens channel if I can't upload his material? At this point I don't think it matters what I do, the account is coming to an end. This will affect the Daily Hitchens site as well. Most videos are embedded from the DH YT channel and thus won't work on the site. When this happens I'll lose most of my archive but I'll start posting embedded videos from other sources to continue DH. It's not the end of the world losing an YT account. The only thing I'd miss are the great, funny, clever, thought provoking, outrageous, interesting, stupid, intelligent comments on the YT videos. These are delivered to my mailbox and I read them all. Well, we'll see what happens. I just thought I warn you if this happens and you can't find my YT channel. Tom
May 16, 2010. Dr. Ed Buckner (President, American Atheists) reading out Christopher Hitchens' message at the 'Texans for Truthful Textbooks' rally in Austin, TX. via richard8a: http://www.youtube.com/user/richard8a
The Fifth Annual Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture. May 2, 2010. Christopher Hitchens speaks on Crucibles: Past and Present followed by a conversation with PEN World Voices Festival Chair, Salman Rushdie. Play All 8 Videos.