Christopher Hitchens, author of God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, was part of the ROM’s Director’s Signature Series, entitled The Three New Commandments, coinciding with the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit.
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Christopher Hitchens has never been a friend to religion. The sharp-tongued British-born critic and provocateur called Mother Theresa “the Ghoul of Calcutta.” He was early and loud in denouncing “Islamic fascism.” He’s a dukes-up-on-all-fronts anti-theist.
With his new book, the gloves are really off. He’s called it: “god is not Great.” Subtitle: How Religion Poisons Everything. You may love it. Billions do.
But Hitchens calls organized faith “violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism, tribalism and bigotry.” And that’s just for starters.
Christopher Hitchens talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about George Orwell. Drawing on his book Why Orwell Matters, Hitchens talks about Orwell’s opposition to imperialism, fascism, and Stalinism, his moral courage, and his devotion to language. Along the way, Hitchens makes the case for why Orwell matters.
EconTalk, 17 Aug 09
Tribute to the late Christopher Hitchens - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Phillip Adams presents a tribute to Late Night Live’s longest and most outstanding contributor, the late Christopher Hitchens, journalist, author and contrarian.