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Christopher Hitchens

1949-2011 ,  British-American journalist & writer
Christopher HitchensEnglish author, columnist, essayist, orator, religious and literary critic, social critic and journalist. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate, and Vanity Fair.
A staple of talk shows and lecture circuits, his confrontational style of debate made him both a lauded and controversial figure and public intellectual.

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To the dumb question, 'Why me?' the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, 'Why not?'

The great thing about the United States and the historically magnetic effect it has had on a lot of people like me is its generosity.

Terrorism is the tactic of demanding the impossible, and demanding it at gunpoint.

Elementary rules of logic: extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence and what can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.

Faith is the surrender of the mind; it's the surrender of reason, it's the surrender of the only thing that makes us different from other mammals.

It's a big mistake to think that your own cause, or your own country, or your own side has God in its corner. For one thing, it commits the sin of pride.

I still make sure to go, at least once every year, to a country where things cannot be taken for granted, and where there is either too much law and order or too little.

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The gods that we've made are exactly the gods you'd expect to be made by a species that's about half a chromosome away from being chimpanzee.


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