Christopher Hitchens is one of the most compelling and controversial voices of modern journalism. A staunch supporter of intellect over opinions and principles over politics, Hitchens writes with scope and great flair. "Only an open conflict of ideas and principles can produce any clarity, " he observed in Letters to a Young Contrarian. Hitchens is a master of argument, dialectical confrontation, and general troublemaking. As the longtime Washington editor for Harper's magazine, contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and critic-at-large for several publications in Great Britain, including the New Left Review, Hitchens contributes unpredictable and formidable analysis to international debates. His most recent book, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, makes the case for religion as a malignant force. Hitchens is also the author of Thomas Jefferson, Why Orwell Matters, and The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice.
In conversation with Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral
Official Website: http://www.cityarts.net/n.hitchens.html
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