Christopher Hitchens

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'''Christopher Hitchens''' is an English-American writer, journalist, commentator and political activist. Hitchens contends that organised religion is "[v]iolent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism, tribalism, and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive  toward children", and that accordingly it "ought to have a great deal on its conscience."  
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'''Christopher Hitchens''' is an English-American writer, journalist, commentator,political activist and self described anti-theist. Hitchens contends that organised religion is "[v]iolent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism, tribalism, and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive  toward children", and that accordingly it "ought to have a great deal on its conscience."  
  
 
==Biography==
 
==Biography==

Revision as of 04:07, 11 April 2010

Christopher Hitchens is an English-American writer, journalist, commentator,political activist and self described anti-theist. Hitchens contends that organised religion is "[v]iolent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism, tribalism, and bigotry, invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry, contemptuous of women and coercive toward children", and that accordingly it "ought to have a great deal on its conscience."

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Biography

Personal life

Born April 13, 1949.

Education

He was educated at the independent Leys School, in Cambridge, and at Balliol College, Oxford, and read philosophy, politics, and economics.

Professional life

Works

Bibliography

  • God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything 2007.
  • The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-Believer 2007.
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