The outspoken atheist, gleeful provocateur and writer who has skewered everyone from Henry Kissinger to Mother Teresa was diagnosed with cancer of the esophagus in June. He tells NPR’s Melissa Block he wishes he was suffering for a "good cause" or something "larger than just mere survival."
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May 27, 2010 on ABC Late Night Live All his life, Christopher Hitchens has written about war and conflict and politics, topics relevant to both his private and public life. In his new memoir, Hitch 22, he outlines how his obsessions shaped him as a writer and as a public intellectual.
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.
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.