Texas Freethought Conv:
The Dawkins/Hitchens speeches and Q&A will be available soon in professional quality video. The actual conference DVD set will be on sale soon, but the Dawkins/Hitchens event will be a FREEBIE on behalf of the RDF, TFC, AAA and the professional film crew who make their living helping our movement.
Mr Steve Wasserman, Christopher Hitchens' literary agent, kindly replied to my query about a possible memorial. Posted with permission. ...
Vanity Fair | August 2012 By Christopher Hitchens George Orwell’s best-known work (Animal Farm, Nineteen Eighty-Four) emerged from pain...
Vanity Fair, June 2011 By Christopher Hitchens "Like so many of life’s varieties of experience, the novelty of a diagnosis of m...
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...
Vanity Fair December 2011 By Christopher Hitchens I f you were to set a competition for the headline most unlikely to appear in an Americ...
Stephen Fry and Christopher Hitchens debate blasphemy at the Guardian Hay Festival in 2005.
Carol Blue, the widow of author Christopher Hitchens, answered viewer questions submitted via Twitter, Facebook. Watch it here (c-spanvid...
Time has come to publish the last post on this site. I've been posting links and articles for three years, and it's been great. I a...
Glenn Beck's rally was large, vague, moist, and undirected—the Waterworld of white self-pity. One crucial element of the American s...
Vanity Fair | January 2012 By Christopher Hitchens When it came to it, and old Kingsley suffered from a demoralizing and disorienting fal...
BBC Radio 4
By Christopher Hitchens. A selection of the polemical journalist's essays. Read by Roger Allam.
Listen here (15 minutes). Available for 7 days.
Posted by Tom at 21:22
Text of speech presenting the Richard Dawkins Award on behalf of Atheist Alliance of America, Houston, 8th October 2011
"Today I am called upon to honour a man whose name will be joined, in the history of our movement, with those of Bertrand Russell, Robert Ingersoll, Thomas Paine, David Hume. He is a writer and an orator with a matchless style, commanding a vocabulary and a range of literary and historical allusion far wider than anybody I know. And I live in Oxford, his alma mater and mine."
What the execution of a World War II traitor can teach us about assassinating American-born terrorists.
By Christopher Hitchens
The first thing to say, when reviewing the question of what America should do about those of its citizens who advocate the murder of random numbers of its civilians, is that it is flat-out astonishing to see the debate being conducted at all. Faced with jeering, sniggering, vicious saboteurs who hide from the daylight and pop up on blog and cheap CDs, calmly awarding religious permission for the capricious taking of life, what do we imagine Vladimir Putin would do?
|Hitchens, journalist Matthew Chapman, Dawkins, Carol Blue|
HOUSTON — Christopher Hitchens, probably the country’s most famous unbeliever, received the Freethinker of the Year Award at the annual convention of the Atheist Alliance of America here on Saturday. Mr. Hitchens was flattered by the honor, he said a few days beforehand, but also a little abashed.