|Hitchens speaking in 2007|
|Occupation||Writer, journalist, public speaker|
|Alma mater||Balliol College, Oxford|
|Subjects||Politics, religion, history, biography, literature|
|Spouse(s)||Eleni Meleagrou |
(m. 1981-1989; divorced)
(m. 1989-2011; his death)
|Relative(s)||Peter Hitchens (brother)|
Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was a former Trotskyist from the United Kingdom, best known as a self-styled contrarian, atheist, and secular humanist. Despite the fact that he only had a small part of Jewish ancestry, he came to identify himself as a "Jew" ethnically. He later became an American citizen and a hawkish supporter of neocon wars. Hitchens supported freedom of speech, including in regards to World War II revisionism. His brother is Peter Hitchens, who unlike Christopher, is a paleoconservative and a traditionalist Anglican. Christopher Hitchens made a documentary about Mother Teresa called "Hell's Angel" which is available here .
- Christopher Hitchens on George Orwell. NetCharles.com (24 June 2002). Retrieved on 17 December 2011.
- Christopher Hitchens and his Critics, p. 264.
- Kennard, Matt (17 April 2011). Johann Hari on Chomsky, Hitchens, Iraq, and anarchism. Thecommentfactory.com. Retrieved on 26 April 2011.
- Alexandra Alter (11 May 2010). "A Friendship for the Pages". The Wall Street Journal. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704250104575238560552578150.html.