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It wasn't enough for NPR to honor atheist author Christopher Hitchens on both morning and evening shows on Friday...Hitchens, we learned on NPR the day before, very much wanted to be remembered as an atheist who thought the idea of God was a swindle
Opinion blogs A generous response to my call last week for nominations for the worst lyrics ever...In my column in The Independent on Sunday, I conclude that the most important event of the political... The US withdrawal from Iraq has produced
I sympathize afresh with the mighty Voltaire, who, when badgered on his deathbed and urged to renounce the devil, murmured that this was no time to be making enemies," he wrote in September 2010 in Vanity Fair, to those who hoped for a last-minute
Dec 17, 2011 Another version of this piece ran in the LA Weekly in 2007. He appeared equally capable of pissing into your grandmother's fish tank as beating you at chess; the Angus Young of quasi-omniscient political journo-intellectualism, looking
He was a heavy drinker (''No argument about that,'' he would say with a throaty chuckle on those rare occasions when we found something about which even he could not take a contrarian view), but also a prodigiously energetic worker whose focus, as he
Steven Siewert Christopher Hitchens, British writer, journalist, intellectual and atheist, was renowned for his feisty political and religious commentary. After a battle with oesophageal cancer, which cut his tour of his 2010 memoir Hitch-22 short,
The Republican frontrunner Newt Gingrich has likened himself to Ronald Reagan at the latest debate, insisting that he can defeat Barack Obama in 2012. Mr Gingrich added that it was laughable for his rivals to challenge his conservative credentials.
Opinion blogs It's strange to mourn the passing of a person you've never met...For the record, here's the full list of meetings, which I extracted from the Treasury through a Free.....He writes with such articulate dismissiveness against the L...
Stepping into the Laurieston Bar is like going back in time about 40 years. This Glasgow pub whic... Suggested Topics Two weeks ago, the Daily Mail ran an editorial praising the "impressive Tory backbencher" Dominic Raab, the MP for Esher and Walton,
Fans of Christopher Hitchens are doing more than mourning his death: They're buying his books. "Arguably," an essay collection released in September, and "God is Not Great," his 2007 best-seller, were both in the top 100 on