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God is not great : how religion poisons everything by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

72 editions published between 2007 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A case against religion and a description of the ways in which religion is man-made "--Provided by the publisher
Arguably : essays by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essayist Christopher Hitchens ruminates on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men, the haunting science fiction of J.G. Ballard, the enduring legacies of Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell, the persistent agonies of anti-Semitism and jihad, the enduring relevance of Karl Marx, and how politics justifies itself by culture--and how the latter prompts the former
The portable atheist : essential readings for the nonbeliever by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

33 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite the mistaken use of the label "New Atheists," there is a lot of continuity over the past couple of centuries among atheist authors in their critiques of religion, theism, and superstition. Not every argument is identical, and even when the same basic argument is being offered there can be variety in how it is presented. This evolution of atheist critiques of supernatural religion is one of the virtues of Christopher Hitchens' book The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever. Well known for his own atheist book God Is Not Great, Hitchens treads some very heavily-traveled ground here in editing a compendium of atheist writings. Do we really need yet another book of essays, isolated chapters, and other selections from atheists, agnostics, freethinkers and skeptics of the past? What could we get out of this latest offering that we didn't get from the past half dozen that we bought - or the others that we simply skipped? Those are good questions, and reasons why I was skeptical of Hitchens' book, but in the end I think he succeeds in making his book more than "just one more" collection of atheist essays
The trial of Henry Kissinger by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

72 editions published between 2001 and 2021 in 6 languages and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on first-hand testimony, previously unpublished documentation and broad sweeps through material released under the Freedom of Information Act, Christopher Hitchens mounts a devastating indictment of a man whose ambition and ruthlessness have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread, indiscriminate slaughter.--Publisher description
Thomas Jefferson : author of America by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

24 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 1,578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it. Conflicted by power, Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as Minister to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature. Predicting that slavery would shape the future of America's development, this professed proponent of emancipation continued to own human property. He negotiated the Louisiana Purchase with France, doubling the size of the nation, and authorized the Lewis and Clark expedition, opening up the American frontier. The Barbary War, a lesser-known chapter of his political career, led to the building of the U.S. Navy and the fortification of America's reputation regarding national defense. In the background is the fledgling nation's struggle for independence, formed in the crucible of the eighteenth-century Enlightenment, and, in its shadow, the deformation of that struggle in the excesses of the French Revolution
Letters to a young contrarian by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

36 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the book that he quite possibly was born to write, provocateur and bestselling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person pitched at an angle of passionate disagreement against the lazy consensus than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways?" "This book explores the entire range of "contrary positions," invoking mentors such as Emile Zola, Rosa Parks and Vaclav Havel. What they have in common is a commitment to living and thinking, right now, in a society not as it is but as it might be. Hitchens bemoans the loss of the skills of dialectical thinking evident in contemporary society and the sacrifice of true irony, satire and other forms of critical style. He understands the importance of disagreement - to personal integrity, to informed discussion, to true progress - to democracy itself."--Jacket
Why Orwell matters by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 1,448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this trenchant critical essay, Christopher Hitchens assesses the life, the achievements, and the myth of the great political writer and participant George Orwell. In his emulative and contrarian style, Hitchens is both admiring and aggressive, sympathetic yet critical, taking true measure of his subject as hero and problem. Answering both the detractors and the false claimants, Hitchens tears down the facade of sainthood erected by the hagiographers and rebuts the critics point by point. He examines Orwell and his perspectives on fascism, empire, feminism, and Englishness, as well as his outlook on America, a country and culture towards which he exhibited much ambivalence."--Jacket
No one left to lie to : the triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

52 editions published between 1999 and 2021 in English and held by 1,381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An indictment of the person and practices of President Bill Clinton, arguing that the public focus on Clinton's sexual indiscretions has detracted attention from even worse behavior including his cronyism and financial misdeeds
Animal farm ; 1984 by George Orwell( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1984, London is a grim city where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith joins a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be
Love, poverty, and war : journeys and essays by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

22 editions published between 2004 and 2021 in English and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases America's leading polemicist's rejection of consensus and cliché, whether he's reporting from abroad in Indonesia, Kurdistan, Iraq, North Korea, or Cuba, or when his pen is targeted mercilessly at the likes of William Clinton, Mother Theresa or the Dalai Lama
Blaming the victims : spurious scholarship and the Palestinian question by Edward W Said( Book )

29 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Since the 1948 war which drove them from their homeland, the Palestinian people have consistently been denied the most basic democratic rights. [This book] shows how the historical fate of the Palestinians has been justified by spurious academic attempts to dismiss their claim to a home within the boundaries of historical Palestine and even to deny their very existence. Beginning with a thorough expose of the fraudulent assertions of Joan Peters concerning the indigenous inhabitants of Palestine prior to 1948, the book then turns to similar instances in Middle East research where the truth about the Palestinians has been systematically suppressed: from the bogus - though still widely believed - explanations of why so many Palestinians fled their homes in 1948, to today's distorted propaganda about PLO terrorism. The volume also includes sharp critiques of the wide consensus in the USA which supports Israel and its territorial ambitions while maintaining total silence about the competing reality of the Palestinians."--Publisher's description
And yet-- : essays by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

36 editions published between 2015 and 2021 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays brings together some of the finest pieces Hitchens published over the last two decades for the first time in one book, addressing with characteristic wit and erudition the subjects he is best known for, including: the case against God, faith and religious observance; the case for intervention in Iraq; indictments of towering political figures like Bill and Hillary Clinton, Tony Blair, and Henry Kissinger; and celebrations of the writers and thinkers whose work meant most to him"--
Thomas Paine's Rights of man by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

33 editions published between 2006 and 2021 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography traces the history of 'The Rights of Man' from the publication of Part One in 1791 in London and its rapturous reception across the Atlantic. Hitchens analyses the meaning it has acquired since its creation and its significance as the cornerstone of contemporary debates about our basic human rights
The missionary position : Mother Teresa in theory and practice by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

33 editions published between 1995 and 2021 in English and Korean and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, feted by politicians, the Church and the world's media, Mother Teresa of Calcutta appears to be on the fast track to sainthood. But what, asks Christopher Hitchens, makes Mother Teresa so divine? In a frank expose of the Teresa cult, Hitchens details the nature and limits of one woman's mission to the world's poor. He probes the source of the heroic status bestowed upon an Albanian nun whose only declared wish is to serve God. He asks whether Mother Teresa's good works answer any higher purpose than the need of the world's privileged to see someone, somewhere, doing something for the Third World. He unmasks pseudo-miracles, questions Mother Teresa's fitness to adjudicate on matters of sex and reproduction, and reports on a version of saintly ubiquity which affords genial relations with dictators, corrupt tycoons and convicted frauds
Diaries by George Orwell( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking volume, never before published in the United States, at last introduces the interior life of George Orwell, the writer who defined twentieth-century political thought. Written as individual books throughout his career, the eleven surviving diaries collected here record Orwell's youthful travels among miners and itinerant laborers, the fearsome rise of totalitarianism, the horrific drama of World War II, and the feverish composition of his great masterpieces Animal Farm and 1984 (which have now sold more copies than any two books by any other twentieth-century author). Personal entries cover the tragic death of his first wife and Orwell's own decline as he battled tuberculosis. Exhibiting great brilliance of prose and composition, these treasured dispatches, edited by the world's leading Orwell scholar, "exhibit the seeds of famous passages to come" (New Statesman) and amount to a volume as penetrating as the autobiography he would never write
Christopher Hitchens and his critics : terror, Iraq, and the left by Simon Cottee( )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christopher Hitchens - political journalist, cultural critic, public intellectual and self-described contrarian - is one of the most controversial and prolific writers of his generation. His most recent book, God Is Not Great, was on the New York Times bestseller list in 2007 for months. Like his hero, George Orwell, Hitchens is a tireless opponent of all forms of cruelty, ideological dogma, religious superstition and intellectual obfuscation. Once a socialist, he now refers to himself as an unaffiliated radical. As a thinker, Hitchens is perhaps best viewed as post-ideological, in that his intellectual sources and solidarities are strikingly various (he is an admirer of both Leon Trotsky and Kingsley Amis) and cannot be located easily at any one point on the ideological spectrum. Since leaving Britain for the United States in 1981, Hitchens's thinking has moved in what some see as contradictory directions, but he remains an unapologetic and passionate defender of the Enlightenment values of secularism, democracy, free expression, and scientific inquiry. The global turmoil of the recent past has provoked intense dispute and division among intellectuals, academics, and other commentators. Hitchens's writing during this time, particularly after 9/11, is an essential reference point for understanding the genesis and meaning of that turmoil - and the challenges that accompany it. This volume brings together Hitchens's most incisive reflections on the war on terror, the war in Iraq, and the state of the contemporary Left. It also includes a selection of critical commentaries on his work from his former leftist comrades, a set of exchanges between Hitchens and various left-leaning interlocutors (such as Studs Terkel, Norman Finkelstein, and Michael Kazin), and an introductory essay by the editors on the nature and significance of Hitchens's contribution to the world of ideas and public debate. In response, Hitchens provides an original afterword, written for this collection
First in peace : how George Washington set the course for America by Conor Cruise O'Brien( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Conor Cruise O'Brien, the distinguished international commentator and author, has been described as "a man who so persistently asks the right questions" (The Economist). In this book, written just before his death, Cruise O'Brien explores the presidency of George Washington and finds answers to the question of how early America's future was determined." "Exploring the dissension between Washington and Jefferson during the first U.S. presidency, First in Peace reveals Washington's clear-sighted political wisdom, and exposes the dangers of Jefferson's ideological support of the French Revolution - a theme Cruise O'Brien first explored in The Long Affair (1996). Cruise O'Brien makes the case that Washington, not Jefferson, was the true democrat, commending his clarity of vision in restoring good relations with Britain, his aversion to French political extremism, and his preference for order and pragmatism over the flaming rhetoric of the Jeffersonians." "The result is a final book that brilliantly displays Cruise O'Brien's analytical intellect and imaginative insight, and compels us to reconsider one of the most formative presidencies in American history."--Jacket
For the sake of argument : essays and minority reports by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'For the sake of argument, one must never let a euphemism or a false consolation pass uncontested. The truth seldom lies, but when it does lie it lies somewhere in between.'. The global turmoil of the last few years has severely tested every analyst and commentator. Few have written with such insight as Christopher Hitchens about the large events - or with such discernment and with about the small tell-tale signs of a disordered culture. For the Sake of Argument ranges from the political squalor of Washington, as a beleaguered Bush administration seeks desperately to stave off disaster and Clinton prepares for power, to the twilight of Stalinism in Prague; from the Jewish quarter of Damascus in the aftermath of the Gulf War to the embattled barrios of Central America and the imperishable resistance of Saralevo, as a difficult peace is negotiated with ruthless foes. Hitchens' unsparing account of Western realpolitik in the end shows it to rest on delusion as well as deception. The reader will find in these pages outstanding essays on political assassination in America as well as a scathing review of the evisceration of politics by pollsters and spin-doctors. Hitchens' knowledge of the tortuous history of revolutions in the twentieth century helps him to explain both the New York intelligentsia's flirtation with Trotskyism and the frailty of Communist power structures in Eastern Europe. Hitchens' pointed reassessments of Graham Greene, P.G. Wodehouse and C.L.R. James, or his riotous celebration of drinkiny and smoking, display an engaging enthusiasm and an acerbic wit. Equally entertaining is his unsparing rogues' gallery, which gives us unforgettable portraits of the lugubrious 'Dr'Kissinger, the comprehensively reactionary 'Mother' Teresa, the preposterous Paul Johnson and the predictable P.J. O'Rourke
Blood, class, and nostalgia : Anglo-American ironies by Christopher Hitchens( Book )

18 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the special relationship between Great Britain and America
God is not great : [how religion poisons everything] by Christopher Hitchens( Recording )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poses a case against organized religion that documents the myriad ways in which religion reflects human agendas and distorts sexuality and the perception of the origins of the universe, in a science-based analysis that considers the benefits of a secular world
 
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Arguably : essaysThe portable atheist : essential readings for the nonbelieverThe trial of Henry KissingerThomas Jefferson : author of AmericaLetters to a young contrarianWhy Orwell mattersNo one left to lie to : the triangulations of William Jefferson ClintonAnimal farm ; 1984
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Chičins, Christofer 1949-2011

Christopher Eric Hitchens 1949-2011

Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens amerykańsko-brytyjski pisarz, dziennikarz, krytyk literacki

Christopher Hitchens anglicko-americký spisovatel a novinář

Christopher Hitchens brit-amerikai író, újságíró

Christopher Hitchens britansko-američki autor i novinar

Christopher Hitchens britisch-US-amerikanischer Autor, Journalist und Literaturkritiker

Christopher Hitchens British-American author and journalist (1949-2011)

Christopher Hitchens Brits auteur

Christopher Hitchens brittiläis-yhdysvaltalainen kirjailija ja toimittaja

Christopher Hitchens brittisk-amerikansk författare och journalist

Christopher Hitchens engelsk-amerikansk forfatter, journalist og litteraturkritiker

Christopher Hitchens escritor angloestadounidense

Christopher Hitchens giornalista, saggista, critico letterario e commentatore politico statunitense (1949-2011)

Christopher Hitchens giornalista, saggista e critico letterario britannico

Christopher Hitchens ingelesez izkiriatzen zuen idazlea

Christopher Hitchens United States of America karimba ŋun nyɛ doo

Cristopher Hitchens

Hičins, Kristofer.

Hitchens.

Hitchens Ch. 1949-2011

Hitchens, Christopher 1949-

Hitchens, Christopher (Christopher Eric), 1949-

Hitchens, Christopher Eric

Hitchens, Christopher Eric 1949-2011

Kristofers Hičenss

Kristofers Hičenss britu un amerikāņu publicists, rakstnieks, polemiķis un žurnālists

Κρίστοφερ Χίτσενς

Χίτσενς Κρίστοφερ

Кристофер Хиченс

Кристофър Хитчънс

Кристофър Хитчънс британско-американски журналист

Крістофер Гітченс

Хитченс К. 1949-2011

Хитченс, Кристофер

Хитченс, Кристофер Писатель

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크리스토퍼 에릭 히친스 1949-2011

크리스토퍼 히친스 미국인 영국계 작가이자 언론인이었다.

히친스, 크리스토퍼 1949-2011

クリストファー・ヒッチンス イギリス系アメリカ人の著作家、ジャーナリスト

ヒッチンス, クリストファー

ヒッチンス, クリストファ- 1949-2011

克里斯托弗·希欽斯

基斯杜化·希鈞斯

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