Christopher Hitchens Articles


Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

Dec 26, 2011

"One way of describing him, as well as of valuing him, would be to say that he was a man at war.”

(Hitchens on Orwell, 
Grand Street, Winter 1984)

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'Naughty Boy'

3:25 PM, Dec 17, 2011

For the November 1993 issue of Washingtonian, Andy Ferguson profiled Christopher Hitchens:


Also available here

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Hitchens in Beirut

11:30 AM, Dec 17, 2011

In February 2009, Christopher Hitchens got into a fight with fascists in Beirut. Visiting the country as part of a delegation of foreign journalists hosted by Lebanon’s pro-democracy March 14 movement, Hitchens was walking through the Hamra district with two colleagues when he saw a plaque commemorating a martyr from the Syrian Social Nationalist Party. The organization’s symbol is a variation on the swastika, the sight of which prompted Hitchens to pull out a pen and deface the placard. Suddenly a gang of SSNP thugs materialized and set upon Hitchens and the others, who were barely able to make their safe escape in a passing taxi.

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Hitchens at War

9:00 AM, Dec 17, 2011

 

"One way of describing him, as well as of valuing him, would be to say that he was a man at war.”

(Hitchens on Orwell, 
Grand Street, Winter 1984)

 

My career as a military officer began in what could be considered a unique fashion. My first decisive act as a new second lieutenant, in the immediate aftermath of the commissioning ceremony, was to accept the kind offer of a ride from Christopher Hitchens to the bar across town where a small celebration was planned.

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If You Read Anything By Christopher Hitchens Today...

11:00 AM, Dec 16, 2011

...I highly recommend starting with this Vanity Fair piece where Hitchens confronts the consequences of his support for the Iraq War, and in the process pens a moving tribute to a fallen soldier:

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Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

9:21 AM, Dec 16, 2011

I wasn’t a close friend of Christopher Hitchens—more like a friendly acquaintance—but he was so outsized a presence, had so fertile a mind, was gifted with such a bold personality, and was altogether so much larger than life that I already feel his loss deeply.

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A Hitchless World

12:50 AM, Dec 16, 2011

No secrets are being divulged when I report that Christopher Hitchens liked a drink every now and then. Preferably now. He wasn’t sloppy about it. In fact, he always seemed in perfect control.

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Christopher Hitchens, 1949-2011

12:24 AM, Dec 16, 2011

Christopher Hitchens, arguably one of the most rhetorically gifted writers in the English language and occasional WEEKLY STANDARD contributor, has passed away at age 62. I say "arguably," because if there's one thing he was good at, it was provoking arguments over his very public opinions on everything from atheism to whether women could be as funny as men.

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The Daily Grind: The Tears of Wisconsin Unions Sustain Us

7:30 AM, Mar 10, 2011

You know, for all the Soros money shoveled at Media Matters for America, it's really quite a monument to what a bunch of hapless ideologues run the place that they have absolutely nothing to show for it.

"Up to 4,947 non-citizens may have voted in Colorado in November 2010"

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Two More Devastating Indictments of Obama's Inaction on Libya

1:30 PM, Feb 25, 2011

Two scathing must reads today on the Libya situation are out today from two eminent journalists. Here's Christopher Hitchens:

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