Christopher Hitchens, 1942 – 2011, R.I.P.

Hitchens and his works have had a great influence on my life and I have enjoyed his brilliant oratory and debating skills; a master polemicist, seeing a “Hitchslap” brought much enjoyment. His battle against cancer had hardly diminished the man’s prodigious output of work, but the effects on his body were clear.

There was some hope, some signs, that the treatments that he was receiving might just be successful. But in one of his recent articles “Trial of the Will” in Vanity Fair, where some of the effects of these treatments were described, Hitchens details his fears of losing the core of what he lives for; his ability to write and argue. It seemed that he might just be slipping away. The sad news was announced today. His legacy of work continues and will be built upon by future generations.

Hitchens will be missed and I offer my condolences to his friends and family.

From Vanity Fair:

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Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011

Cool poster!

Awesome! I want a copy:

Norway educate poster
Norway educate poster

They dispute! They debate! They dissent!

Beware! They are Educated!

They rise again to fight for freedom and peace!

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011

Debate – Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Rabbi David Wolpe, Rabbi Shavit Artson

A video of the recent debate with Christopher Hitchens, Sam Harris, Rabbi David Wolpe, Rabbi Shavit Artson on “Is there an afterlife?” has now been posted at:

Two good articles on this debate are at:

Article by Kulvinder Singh Matharu – 2011