Mortality by Christopher Hitchens. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything by Christopher Hitchens. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. Christopher Hitchens () was an English-born American author, journalist and literary critic. He was a contributor to magazines including Vanity Fair.
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I miss the guy's writing terribly, and love to go back to this book and read his eloquence and humor.
These days, we all have our own little bubbles in which we reside, be that the ivory tower or talk radio, but Hitchens was everywhere, ready to debate.
Always ready. In "Letters to a Young Contrarian," the author forms an intimate bond with the reader, discussing life in the most entertaining and substantive way.
What a charming, intelligent writer. I recommend this book for anyone, regardless of their age. So far, I love this book. I highly recommend it for anyone struggling with being truly authentic and stead fast in their beliefs. More than that, 'Letters to a Young Contrarian' keenly and sharply addresses the need to belong and the fear of abandonment when stepping forward against all reason of the masses.
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I will keep this book close at hand to remind me that one person, even one thought made visible can make a difference despite others indifference or naysayer's. His vocabulary is audacious. For those looking to expand their own vocabulary and writing skills Hitchens' offers the reader a wonderful opportunity to have a real dictionary in hand and discover the joy of exposition.
Thank you to my nephew, Shane who has shared his fondness for reading with me. An outstanding introduction to not only Hitchens but an entire realm of thought.
Absolutely changed the way I think about just about everything. Don't be fooled by the title. One that, apparently, Hitchens himself did not particularly like. This book can, and should, be read by people of all ages. We all can learn a little something from it.
It's a quick read and well worth going over a few times. Hitch had a huge number of books published, most are rather focused on particular subjects. Start with this one to get a broad understanding on almost all of them. Then, take it from there, and enjoy. Excellent book. You are greatly missed my dear Sir!
I loved this book. Although I have not read a book by Christopher Hitchens that I did not like.
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While he is not everyone's cup of tea, it's pretty hard to find a reasoned argument against his positions that sticks. I couldn't put the book down. Finished it in two days and then immediately started another one of his books. His use of language and prose is quite enchanting and there's not a wasted word. I have learned a great deal from reading Christopher Hitchens. I would go so far as to say that psychologically reading Mr.
Hitchens has helped make me saner, and helped me heal from the wounds of co-dependency.
It is ironic that a man who was, essentially, a practicing and unapologetic alcoholic helped me heal from co-dependency, but there it is. As other reviewers have noted, the best thing we can do is to live "as if. We need to live "as if" repression did not exit.
We need to live "as if" the thought of us saying "no" to something, or telling the truth and not lying, or actually being honest about our feelings, did not terrify us. Almost as important as the above is this: The center is mealy mouthed more often than not, and if we are afraid to wade in and make a strong argument and defend it, then the center will be defined without our input, and the world may well be a poorer place for it.
Of course, the danger here is we make our argument incompetently and look the fool. Therefore, it is also incredibly important to be extremely well read, have one's position clearly thought out, and be able to articulate it clearly.
Hitchens, even drunk, seemed to have a preternatural ability to have virtually every text he had ever read at his fingertips, and he wasn't afraid to let you know what he thought no matter the consequences, and his position seems to emerge, whole, thought out, and defensible, without any effort. In this sense he was almost a journalistic version of Mozart.
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And we can also not be afraid, even as we live "as if," to change our minds if presented with new information that requires us to. As the bumper sticker says: Bush and everything he stood for to supporter of much of what President Bush was doing speaks to the ability to change one's mind, and to be a cogent thinker.
Hitch did not have a little mind. I love Hitchens because he was one of the few modern thinkers who was not a mealy mouthed relativist. Referring to John Gray's description of Hitchens as "one of the greatest living writers of English prose",  Linklater responded that "the only word of that which is certainly untrue is that Hitchens is now no longer living. Hitchens cleaves to the logical conclusion of his materialism. He hints, rather, at a fear of losing himself, of becoming an imbecile, someone who might, in terror and pain, say something foolish or God forbid religious near the end, to give his enemies satisfaction.
The true struggle of his last writings is to remain himself, deep in the country of the ill, for as long as he can.
George Eaton wrote that Hitchens' final work had "a timeless, aphoristic quality". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Mortality The cover of the Atlantic Books hardcover first edition.
Atlantic Books Ltd. Christopher Hitchens. Bibliography Political views. Blaming the Victims The Portable Atheist.Friedrich Nietzsche. The Orenda. Compra verificada. And God should be flattered: Bush and everything he stood for to supporter of much of what President Bush was doing speaks to the ability to change one's mind, and to be a cogent thinker.
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site Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Referring to John Gray's description of Hitchens as "one of the greatest living writers of English prose",  Linklater responded that "the only word of that which is certainly untrue is that Hitchens is now no longer living.
Hitchens vs. He continued to contend, in his writing, not with the strongest critiques of his position, made by the most honorable of people, but with the weakest arguments made by the silliest people.