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Be Strident, Hitchens Tells Dawkins in His Final Interview | Big Think

Be Strident, Hitchens Tells Dawkins in His Final Interview | Big Think | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Richard Dawkins guest-edited the Christmas edition of British left-wing politics and culture magazine The New Statesman -- and it contains an interview he conducted with his fellow anti-theist Christopher Hitchens, the writer’s last interview before he died of pneumonia, a complication of his oesophageal cancer. At 5,264 words, it’s a long, but riveting read. (There’s an excerpt at the magazine’s website.)

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25 Ridiculous Reactions To #GodIsNotGreat

25 Ridiculous Reactions To #GodIsNotGreat | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

After Christopher Hitchens passed away, the title of his book, “God Is Not Great,” started trending on Twitter. Here's how some people, mostly “Christians,” reacted.

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Hitchens cleared space for real debate

Hitchens cleared space for real debate | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
Discovering the master essayist carried the sort of thrill early explorers must have felt when they found uncharted continents...
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Christopher Hitchens – Collected Articles, Memories, and Obituaries

A collection of articles, memories and obituaries by and about Christopher Hitchens.

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Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies : NPR

Writer Christopher Hitchens Dies : NPR | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
The influential writer and cultural critic died on Thursday at the age of 62 from complications of cancer of the esophagus.
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Preview: Richard Dawkins interviews Christopher Hitchens

Preview: Richard Dawkins interviews Christopher Hitchens | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

As we revealed earlier this week, this year's New Statesman Christmas special is guest-edited by Richard Dawkins (copies can be purchased here). Among the many highlights is Dawkins's interview with his fellow anti-theist Christopher Hitchens, who began his Fleet Street career at the NS in 1973.

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Time magazine gets everything wrong about atheism (and a lot wrong about religion, too)

Time magazine gets everything wrong about atheism (and a lot wrong about religion, too) | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
There's a pretty dreadful piece by Tim Padgett in the latest online Time Magazine (I'm not sure about the print version) called "Having faith: what both Hitchens and fundamentalists don't get about...
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Richard Dawkins: Illness made Hitchens a symbol of the honesty and dignity of atheism

Richard Dawkins: Illness made Hitchens a symbol of the honesty and dignity of atheism | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
On 7 October, I recorded a long conversation with Christopher Hitchens in Houston, Texas, for the Christmas edition of New Statesman which I was guest-editing.
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Christopher Hitchens death: In Memoriam, my courageous sibling, by Peter Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens death: In Memoriam, my courageous sibling, by Peter Hitchens | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it
'The one word that comes to mind when I think of my brother is "courage".
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In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011

In Memoriam: Christopher Hitchens, 1949–2011 | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

Christopher Hitchens—the incomparable critic, masterful rhetorician, fiery wit, and fearless bon vivant—died today at the age of 62. Hitchens was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in the spring of 2010, just after the publication of his memoir, Hitch-22, and began chemotherapy soon after. His matchless prose has appeared in Vanity Fair since 1992, when he was named contributing editor.

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Christopher Hitchens in conversation via satellite with Stephen Fry

Christopher Hitchens in conversation via satellite with Stephen Fry | Modern Atheism | Scoop.it

For over forty years Christopher Hitchens has written and spoken with passionate commitment on matters that others fear to broach. His life has been one of defiance, wit and humility. Now his life is threatened by cancer, but his devotion to the truth and his extraordinary courage are undiminished. In this special event for Intelligence⊃2; , he'll be in conversation via satellite in Washington D.C. with Stephen Fry who'll be on stage live at the Royal Festival Hall. Don't miss this chance to hear one of the great public intellectuals of our age discussing politics, literature and, as he puts it, "the things that make life worth defending – foes like faith and false consolation".

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