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Full name Christopher Eric Hitchens English journalist, essayist, and nonfiction writer. The following entry presents an overview of Hitchens's career through A contentious journalist, editorial columnist, and media figure, Hitchens has attracted both respect and contempt for his scathing assaults on an array of contemporary political subjects and personalities.
Unabashedly aligned with the ideology of the far Left, Hitchens is noted for the sharp wit and wicked humor of his polemical writings, as well as his idiosyncratic perspective, which is largely unburdened by any single political or professional loyalty.
Hitchens disdains the ignorance of political leaders and the media in his writings, and has made a reputation by exposing what he sees as the hypocrisy and moral shortcomings of prominent figures, notably U.
President Bill Clinton, former U. Hitchens's younger brother, Peter, is a noted right-wing critic and author, who has entered into several public debates with his older brother. The Hitchens family moved frequently due to their father's military duties.
Though an avowed atheist, Hitchens was raised as a Christian and attended a Methodist private school in Cambridge. He was surprised to learn in the late s of his maternal Jewish ancestry, which his mother had concealed from the family.
In Hitchens graduated from Balliol College at Oxford University with honors in philosophy, politics, and economics. While at Oxford, he joined the International Socialist Party and was an active participant in the anti-war movement against American involvement in Vietnam.
After graduating, he worked as the social science correspondent for the Times Higher Education Supplement in London. From toand sinceHitchens has served as a staff writer for the New Statesman. His first book, Callaghana study of British Labour leader James Callaghan, was a collaborative effort with Peter Kellner, and his second book, Inequalities in Zimbabwewas co-authored with David Stephens.
He has since interspersed book writing with work as a journalist for various periodicals in both England and the United States. Inhe began to contribute regular columns to the Spectator and the Times Literary Supplement, and later Vanity Fair.
During the scandal involving U.
President Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, Hitchens emerged as a unexpected witness, providing testimony to the House impeachment managers that proved damaging to the Clinton defense. Hitchens has married twice, first to Eleni Meleagrou, a press officer, and then to writer Carol Blue.
He has three children and resides in Washington, D. Major Works Hitchens's shrewd analysis of controversial political subjects is evident in Cyprus, in which he chronicles twenty years of British, U. Hitchens contends that the division of Cyprus in was orchestrated by Britain and the U.Christopher Hitchens (Full name Christopher Eric Hitchens) English journalist, essayist, and nonfiction writer.
The following entry presents an overview of Hitchens's career through Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April – 15 December ) was an Anglo-American author, columnist, essayist, orator, religious and literary critic, social critic, and journalist.
Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of over 30 books, including five collections of essays on culture, politics and attheheels.com of death: Pneumonia brought on by esophageal cancer.
The New York Post Praise for Christopher Hitchens: "The essays in 'Arguably' remind us of other dimensions to this singular writer and thinker that are sometimes overshadowed by the range of his political commentary.
Though there are plenty of essays on politics to be found here, the book also treats us to other arrows in Hitchens' proverbial Seller Rating: % positive.
The first new book of essays by Christopher Hitchens since ,ARGUABLYoffers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers, widely admired for the clarity of his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking.
Sep 11, · As Ian Parker noted in his definitive New Yorker profile of Hitchens, Christopher Hitchens Credit Much of this book, including the opening chapter of essays under the heading “All.
Christopher Hitchens () was a columnist for Vanity Fair and the author, most recently, of Arguably, a collection of essays.