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.
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Journalist Christopher Hitchens is an atheist who says the world would be better off without religion. His brother, Peter, a conservative Anglican, says goodness is impossible without religious faith. The brothers have publicly argued over faith for years. But now that Christopher has been diagnosed with cancer, the theoretical argument is real.
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."