Christopher Hitchens Discusses His Cancer And Thoughts On Religion With Jeffrey Goldberg

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Christopher Hitchens’s First Interview Since His Cancer Diagnosis

He’s admirable and fascinating as ever.  Here’s hoping we have him for a long time still. His article on the subject of his illness, in Vanity Fair is also poignant and illuminating: The notorious stage theory of Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, whereby one progresses from denial to rage through bargaining to depression and the eventual bliss of [Read More...]

Christopher Hitchens: “Some Confessions and Contradictions”

Hitchens discusses his memoir Hitch-22: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Four Horsemen Of Atheism In Comic Book Form

There are many similarly amusing comics at Virus Comix. And to compare with real life, here’s their full 2 hour video together from a couple years back: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

New Hitchens Interview

But not a word about his illness. It is a series of rapid fire questions and answers on a range of topics, with little elaboration. Here are a few interesting bits: Several chapters are devoted to your Trotskyist youth. What attracted you to the left? The name. It was the left opposition to Stalinism, capitalism, [Read More...]

Do New Atheists Unjustifiably Shirk Their Burden For Evidence?

Michael Antony has an interesting but problematic article in Philosophy Now exploring whether “New Atheism” holds itself to a double standard when it comes to rules of evidence. He argues that New Atheists dismiss religious belief explicitly on “evidentialist” epistemic criteria whereby we must always proportion our belief to evidence, but at the same time, [Read More...]

Coates, With An Appeal To Hitchens, On The Confederate Flag

What to make of those in the south who claim the Confederate flag as part of a properly American southern heritage?  Ta-Nehisi Coates is eloquent: But people can fly the Confederate Flag and have a serious, evidently credible argument, about its “precise meaning,” mostly because of a long historical fight to make the Civil War, [Read More...]

Christopher Hitchens To Undergo Chemotherapy On His Esophagus

Here’s his brief announcement of this terrible news: I have been advised by my physician that I must undergo a course of chemotherapy on my esophagus. This advice seems persuasive to me. I regret having had to cancel so many engagements at such short notice. I’m sure I speak for many when I say that [Read More...]


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