R.I.P. Christopher Hitchens


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The very model of the non-academic “man of ideas.”

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NRB Book Club: Christopher Hitchens on Horowitz and Humor


It sounds like a cliché. “If Hitchens didn’t exist,” wrote Ian McEwan, “we wouldn’t be able to invent him.”
I’m looking at Christopher Hitchens’ latest book. On the front-cover he’s smoking and (my guess) sending secret smoke signals to neo-conservatives. And yet, in the world of politics, no-one appears more complicated than Christopher Hitchens because of [...]

The Wrong Man


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Geert Wilders is on trial in the Netherlands, but who should the authorities really be prosecuting?

Mojave Cross’s existence poses problem for historical revisionists


It was touch and go for a while, but the ACLU’s failure to produce a time machine convinced the Supreme Court that a 76-year-old Latin cross in the California desert was not erected by today’s fanatical, right-wing Christian theocrats who are trying to force religious tyranny upon historically godless America.
“I’m very disappointed,” said the Rev. [...]

Attacking the Church and Double Standards


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Why the media attacks Catholic crimes of 20 years ago but turns a blind eye to present-day Muslim crimes against children.

Reclaiming Religion from the Left


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How political correctness is undermining the sacred.

Preparing for Richard Dawkins’ Crocodile Tears


Recently, while watching the news, I wondered, “Why do teary atheists hate Catholics so much?” Then, I said a quiet prayer for their victims. If Charles Darwin were alive today, the militant atheist Richard Dawkins, no doubt, would attack him for being a 7-day creationist. Or cry. Why? Because Darwin’s words reveal he was more [...]

Apple promotes Marxist murderer’s rants while boycotting Fox News


Some cynics feel young people today are petulant ingrates, reclining in cushy bubbles of ignorance inherited through their grandparent’s blood, sweat, and tears. But, luckily, Apple Computer’s new Che Guevara iPhone app is proof that we needn’t worry about that anymore.
Guevara would be gratified to see how many insight-challenged Americans impose his slimy mug [...]

From the Writings of David Horowitz: February 2, 2010


Isaac Deutscher was my friend and mentor and so I write the following with heartfelt regret. He was a brilliant, innovative thinker and literary stylist, but his life’s work, including his masterpiece on Trotsky, is finally a monument to the intellectual bankruptcy of Marxism itself. When all is said and done, the Trotsky biography must [...]

The Theocracy of the Left or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Atheist


Perhaps it’s his accent, or the disaffected way he brushes his wispy hair from his face, but Christopher Hitchens is growing on me. Then again, it could simply be his latest piece in Newsweek, The Death of Theocracy, that has my heart all aflutter.
Hitchens, no stranger to religious debate, has trained his brazenly atheist sight [...]

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