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Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Eric Hitchens (13 April 1949 – 15 December 2011) was an English author, columnist, essayist, orator, religious and literary critic, social critic, and journalist. He contributed to New Statesman, The Nation, The Atlantic, London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, Slate, Free Inquiry and Vanity Fair. Hitchens was the author, co-author, editor or co-editor of over 30 books, including five collections of essays, on politics, literature and religion. A staple of public discourse, his confrontational style of debate made him both a lauded public intellectual and as a controversial figure to the American Christian right wing.

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