CHRISTOPHER HITCHENS THE PORTABLE ATHEIST PDF

Life and career[ edit ] Early life and education[ edit ] Hitchens was born the elder of two boys in Portsmouth , Hampshire. He avoided the recreational drug use of the time, saying "in my cohort we were slightly anti-hedonistic In Hitchens went to work at the Times Higher Education Supplement where he served as a social science correspondent. At the New Statesman Hitchens acquired a reputation as a left-winger while working as a war correspondent from areas of conflict such as Northern Ireland, Libya, and Iraq. It became his first leading article for the New Statesman.

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Life and career[ edit ] Early life and education[ edit ] Hitchens was born the elder of two boys in Portsmouth , Hampshire. He avoided the recreational drug use of the time, saying "in my cohort we were slightly anti-hedonistic In Hitchens went to work at the Times Higher Education Supplement where he served as a social science correspondent.

At the New Statesman Hitchens acquired a reputation as a left-winger while working as a war correspondent from areas of conflict such as Northern Ireland, Libya, and Iraq.

It became his first leading article for the New Statesman. He returned to the New Statesman in where he became foreign editor. Bush and American foreign policy in South and Central America. He left The Nation in after profoundly disagreeing with other contributors over the Iraq War.

His son, Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens, born in , has worked as a policy researcher in London. Hitchens continued writing essay-style correspondence pieces from a variety of locales, including Chad , Uganda [49] and the Darfur region of Sudan. Hitchens called it love at first sight.

Therein they swore that their then friend Sidney Blumenthal had described Monica Lewinsky as a stalker. Hitchens later responded to his ranking with a few articles about his status as such.

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The Portable Atheist Quotes

The bird only has time to catch a glimpse of all the festivities before it flies out of the other window. Thats us : we rapidly pass from non-existence to non-existence. Is that going to be a message many people want to hear? Is that why religion with its vivid promises of afterlife joy for you, and, hopefully, misery for your enemies may still be attractive to most people? That and about a thousand other reasons. At the heart of it there is a meaningless question: do you believe in God?

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Christopher Hitchens

While "God is Not Great" focused on religions and the issues therein, "The Portable Atheist" provided a closer look at atheism and atheistic viewpoints. In fact, Hitchens writes comparative responses to a number of essays included within the novel by other great authors, scientists and philosophers that happened to be atheist, such as Bertrand Russell, Mark Twain and Charles Darwin. This anthology of essays and articles provides by him and others about atheism are varied and cover many points of view. Hitchens describes at one point what he wants from life, stating "Death is certain Life on this earth, with all of its mystery, and beauty and pain, is then to be lived far more intensely: we stumble and get up, we are sad, confident, insecure, feel loneliness and joy and love.

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