Posts tagged "christopher hitchens"

Give Us This Day Our Daily Links

Where it's due:  A giant cheer to our fellow traveler Meera Subramanian (Killing the Buddha) for having her "India's Vanishing Vultures" (VQR, Spring 2011) named as one of the best long form articles of the year. Hitch Heaven: Ross Douthat, the super smarmy New York Times op-ed columnist known for giving women and...

Atheist Solidarity with Religious Minorities?

An excerpt from Austin Dacey's review of Christopher Hitchens' new memoir, Hitch-22:
The Christian West, after all, did not migrate towards secular government by mass conversion to atheism. The leading public arguments and examples came from Christian minorities—Anabaptists like Balthazar Hubmaier; Puritans like Roger Williams, John Milton, and John Locke. Even Spinoza’s case for secularism...

Ch-Ch-Changes

Vanity Fair‘s Christopher Hitchens takes a loyalty oath; The New Republic‘s Jeffrey Rosen considers conversion; and The New York Times‘ David Brooks plays the part of the A.C.L.U. These and other scenes from the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s Key West seminar on religion and public life, brought to you almost-live by The Revealer…

Hitchens Named “Promoter of the Faith”

Actually, the Vatican abolished that office — also known as the “devil’s advocate” — 20 years ago, but when it came time to beatify Mother Teresa, the Church turned to Christopher Hitchens, contrarian on-call, to offer evidence against the last century’s most famous nun. Hitchens, author of The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, wanted to...