Christopher Hitchens

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Christopher Hitchens
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)
Carol Blue
(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 [5].

External links

  1. Christopher Hitchens on George Orwell. (24 June 2002). Retrieved on 17 December 2011.
  2. Christopher Hitchens and his Critics, p. 264.
  3. Kennard, Matt (17 April 2011). Johann Hari on Chomsky, Hitchens, Iraq, and anarchism. Retrieved on 26 April 2011.
  4. Alexandra Alter (11 May 2010). "A Friendship for the Pages". The Wall Street Journal.