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Christopher Eric "Hitch" Hitchens
Birth: Apr. 13, 1949
Portsmouth
Hampshire, England
Death: Dec. 15, 2011
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

Author, Journalist. Having studied philosophy, politics and economics at Oxford in his early years, he began his career writing for the New Statesman and the Daily Express where he focused his attention on criticism of the Vietnam War and the Roman Catholic Church. In 1981, he left England for the United States where his writing regularly appeared in Vanity Fair, Slate, The Atlantic and The Nation. It was during this period he firmly established himself as a polemicist whose subjects included American foreign policy, George W. Bush, Henry Kissinger and Mother Teresa. In 2007, he published "God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything". This book gained him a wider audience as he regularly appeared on televised interviews with a variety of religious leaders. It was following this publication that the author joined fellow atheists Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins and Daniel C. Dennett for a well-publicized discussion about anti-theism which earned the group the monicker "The Four Horsemen". In 2009, a series of public debates with evangelical pastor Douglas Wilson was released on DVD under the title "Collision". During his 2010 book tour to support the publication of his memoir, "Hitch-22", he was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. He wrote a number of pieces for Vanity Fair magazine in which he detailed his experiences as an unwilling citizen of a place he dubbed "Tumortown." The cause of his death was pneumonia, a malady arising as a complication of his cancer. (bio by: Frank) 
 
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Body donated to medical science
 
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Record added: Dec 16, 2011
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Christopher Eric Hitch Hitchens
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Absolutely bri;;iant man. Gone far to soon. I can watch him on video for hours and loved his writings.
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 Added: Aug. 13, 2014

- History Major 352
 Added: Jul. 19, 2014
"An atheist isn't someone who thinks he has proof that there can't be a god. Only someone who believes that the evidence on the god question is at a level similar to the evidence on the werewolf question." (John McCarthy) Bravo to you, Mr. Hitchens!
-Anonymous
 Added: Jun. 25, 2014
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