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."
Born April 13, 1949.
He was educated at the independent Leys School, in Cambridge, and at Balliol College, Oxford, and read philosophy, politics, and economics.
- God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything 2007.
- The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Non-Believer 2007.