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Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was a British-American journalist and prominent atheist. He wrote dozens of books about a variety of political, religious and cultural issues of the day, including The Trial of Henry Kissinger and The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice. In spite of the seriousness of many of the issues he wrote about, Hitchens was often also very, very funny.

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The best books on Atheism, recommended by Susan Jacoby

The main reason for the survival of religion is not a desire to live a better life, but our fear of death, says atheist author and independent scholar Susan Jacoby. Here she recommends five books she considers essential to “understanding the merits of atheism.”

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