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A Word About Christopher Hitchens on his Birthday

Apr 13, 2012 8:03:03 AM
Sep 5, 2012 3:59:44 AM

On this day in 1949, Christopher Eric Hitchens was born. Hitch was an English author and journalist whose books, essays, and journalistic career spanned more than four decades. He was a columnist and literary critic at The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Slate, World Affairs, The Nation, Free Inquiry, and became a media fellow at the Hoover Institution in September 2008. He was a staple of talk shows and lecture circuits and in 2005 was voted the world's fifth top public intellectual in a Prospect/For...

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