Christopher Hitchens

Why Atheism Is Not Enough - Reply to Rezan Aslan

John Sargeant | Posted 24.11.2014 | UK
John Sargeant

Atheism as a word just did not explain the danger and harm religion has inflicted on people. Positive or negative atheism as terms do not bring out the total rejection that religion should have anything to do with how society should be governed or considered a civic role to be involved in such a duty. That was why Hitchens used the term anti-theist.

Vidal's Death

Aaron Vallely | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Aaron Vallely

The writer most admired by Gore, was Frenchman Michel De Montaigne, whom was born in 1533. Montaigne was to Gore, what Gore is to me. A literary forefather.

I'm a Cartoonist, It's My Job to Be Offensive

Brian John Spencer | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Words and cartoons are incredible instruments, part wand, part weapon, and they should be free to do what they do best.

Dieting Writers, Christmas Binges, and the Sad Goodbye to Sugar

Joel Tennant | Posted 07.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joel Tennant

In the world of food and writing, I'm an al dente moaner, a social commentator looking through the holes of glazed ring doughnuts. There's no doubt, after all, that the life of someone who feels the need to write about the world around them tend to have a keen eye for the most delicious foods, often in the largest quantities.

The Inevitability of Gay-Marriage Equality

Brian John Spencer | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Brian John Spencer

Same-sex marriage is not a religious issue. It is a civil issue. It is not the mark of a religious creed. It is a mark of citizenship. It is a mark of community and citizenship. To the religious I say: By denying to others the rights that you enjoy, your are denying them the community, citizenship and sense of worth you enjoy.

Blasphemy May Be Offensive, But Blasphemy Laws Kill

Benedict Rogers | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK
Benedict Rogers

As a Christian, there is one thing I dislike even more than blasphemy, and that is legislation that prohibits it. Such laws invariably contribute to increasing intolerance, violence and injustice, and are widely open to misuse. And the key point is, if your God needs man-made laws to protect him from insult, he must be a pretty small and weak deity.

Review: Unhitched - The Trial of Christopher Hitchens by Richard Seymour

Andrew Doyle | Posted 08.04.2013 | Home
Andrew Doyle

Towards the end of the ninth century, Pope Stephen VI had the body of his predecessor Formosus exhumed, dressed in its sacerdotal attire, and propped ...

Hell Obviously Doesn't Exist

Ralph Jones | Posted 02.03.2013 | UK
Ralph Jones

One ought always to be on one's guard about those who assert that to think in a certain way is to commit a sin. This is the immoral and bullying trick that religion plays. Couched in cosy rhetoric and increasingly vague threats is the assumption that, in dissenting, you are subjecting yourself to an eternity of howling pain and misery.

Less Atheism, More Humanism

Chris Price | Posted 23.02.2013 | UK
Chris Price

Atheism is a dirty word. But not as dirty, apparently, as humanism.

John Lennon, Former Beatle's Life In Pictures

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.10.2012 | UK

John Lennon Birthday, Former Beatle Would Have Been 72 Years Old Today (PICTURES) SEE ALSO: PICTURES: Beatles Celebrate 50 Years Since Release Of...

They Say It's Your Birthday! Lennon Would Have Been 72 Today

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Entertainment

Had he lived, John Lennon would have celebrated his 72nd birthday today. The former Beatle who penned the peace-loving classic Imagine, was shot d...

Christopher Hitchens And Pussy Riot To Get 'Peace Prize'

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 19.11.2012 | Home

The late writer Christopher Hitchens and Russian punk activists Pussy Riot - three of whose members have been jailed - are to be given a biennial peac...

How Peep Show Saved the Sitcom

Tom Doran | Posted 06.11.2012 | Home
Tom Doran

Mark enters a relationship with Sophie (Olivia Colman) and finds, quite rapidly, that... he doesn't really like her. This isn't anyone's fault, neither are presented as terrible human beings. They're just fundamentally incompatible and only end up steamrolling into marriage due to crippling mutual loneliness.

Six Eulogies For The 1960s

Tom Doran | Posted 14.10.2012 | Home
Tom Doran

The 1960s are the youthful love affair our culture has never quite moved on from. "If you remember it, you weren't there", say tedious people, tedious...

Alexander Cockburn 1941-2012

Carl Packman | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Politics
Carl Packman

Journalists are ten a penny today. Every other person you meet is one, in one sense or another. And that's not because we all hang out in particularly meretricious settings with the haves (not the have-nots), but because we're all writing, all giving our opinion, all setting the tone among our friends and beyond.

WATCH Christopher Hitchens' Best Quotes

The Huffington Post UK | Alice E. Vincent | Posted 11.07.2012 | Home

Last night Christopher Hitchens was memorialised with a special award by the Orwell Prize committee. The author, speaker and journalist, famous for...

The Conservative Soul

Nicholas Barrett | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Politics
Nicholas Barrett

Perhaps it is fair to say that Cameron doesn't really consider religious values unless he has been asked to give a speech defending their importance.

SLIDESHOW: Christopher Hitchens Leads Orwell Prize Nominations

Posted 28.05.2012 | Home

Christopher Hitchens is one of 18 authors who have been nominated for the 2012 Orwell Prize. The late writer will be a strong favourite in his fiel...

Tony Blair Avoids The Twitter Trolls In Online Faith Q&A

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.02.2012 | UK Politics

Tony Blair avoided awkward questions about the Iraq war and his tax affairs during a twitter Q&A on Wednesday to celebrate interfaith harmony week. ...

2012 and the Rise of Atheism

Hannah Gal | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK
Hannah Gal

The late Christopher Hitchens is at the heart of my thoughts for the New Year. As I wish mankind greater individual freedom, I think of how with typical articulation and courage, this rare individual has taught us to question everything, including God.

The Role of God, Religion and Morality in Contemporary Society

Tony Sobrado | Posted 26.02.2012 | UK Politics
Tony Sobrado

The amalgamation of three current events makes this question perhaps more salient than ever. Primarily it's the Christmas period. This is a time of mo...

Who Are The Famous Brits Who Died In 2011?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.12.2011 | UK

From sirens of the silver screen to dogged political campaigners - 2011 was the year the world said goodbye to iconic characters who shaped popular cu...

Kim Jong-il & Vaclav Havel: What Would Hitch Think?

Chris Price | Posted 20.02.2012 | UK
Chris Price

As if losing Hitch on Thursday weren't awful enough, Havel and Kim Jong Il then hammered home the irrefutable fact of his passing by doing likewise, reminding us that Christopher's death means we'll never know precisely what he thinks of theirs.

Christopher Hitchens - How Should He Be Remembered?

Ram Mashru | Posted 18.02.2012 | UK
Ram Mashru

It's almost tragicomic that only death brings people the recognition they deserved whilst alive. This is true for Christopher Hitchens who, though increasingly famous in his last days, will only now have his vast catalogue read by the many it should already have reached.

Christopher Hitchens: An Affectionate Tribute to an (Anglo) American

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK
Nigel Sheinwald

Christopher followed a distinguished line of talented Brits who made their home in the United States. His choice of America was conscious and decisive, and he became an American citizen in 2007. But he was also unmistakably English.