Christopher Hitchens

The English American, Christopher Hitchens was a man of many talents. In addition to being a journalist, author and essayist, he also served as a literary critic and columnist for some of the most renowned publications including The Atlantic, Free Inquiry, The Nation, Salon, Slate, Vanity Fair and World Affairs. For forty years, Hitchens’ essays, books and journalistic works contributed to world literature. Christopher Hitchens is mostly remembered for speaking his own mind and writing provocative essays challenging the philosophies of the church and state.

Hitchens was a firm believer in the non-existence of God. He was a prominent figure of the New Atheism movement who believed in the philosophical values of enlightenment. Hitchens liked to describe himself as an antitheist, disapproving the concept of God as a supreme being. According to him, this is a totalitarian belief which goes against personal freedom. Hitchens often proposed that free expression and scientific discovery should replace religion as a means of teaching ethics and defining human civilization. His book, God Is Not Great (2007) clearly suggests all his antitheist views.