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.
Books by Christopher Hitchens
Interviews where books by Christopher Hitchens were recommended
Our political and economic systems are inadequate and failing. But what can we do? The author of a new book on the subject tells us what inspired his involvement in the Occupy movement and how a leaderless revolution could work
NPR host and former foreign correspondent offers practical and anecdotal guidance on reporting the news. Says, “I don’t buy this idea that there was a golden age in journalism”
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.”