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Christopher Hitchens (1949–2011)


Christopher Eric Hitchens (born April 13, 1949) was a British-American author, journalist, and literary critic. He was a columnist at Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, The Nation, Slate, and Free Inquiry. Hitchens is known for his atheism and anti-theism and was a firm believer in the Enlightenment values of secularism, humanism, and reason. Hitchens ... See full bio »

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(age 62) in Houston, Texas, USA

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 2004 Texas: America Supersized (TV Movie documentary)
 2002 The Trials of Henry Kissinger (Documentary) (book "The Trial of Henry Kissinger")
 1994 Hell's Angel (TV Movie documentary)
 1989 Frontiers (TV Series documentary) (writer - 1 episode)
- Cyprus: Stranded in Time (1989) ... (writer)
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Author of the non-fiction book, "Thomas Paine's 'Rights of Man;' A Biography." See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 1 Interview | 6 Articles | See more »

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Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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[on Fahrenheit 9/11 (2004)] To describe this film as dishonest and demagogic would almost be to promote those terms to the level of respectability. To describe this film as a piece of crap would be to run the risk of a discourse that would never again rise above the excremental. To describe it as an exercise in facile crowd-pleasing would be too obvious. Fahrenheit 9/11 is a sinister exercise in ... See more »

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Lampooned by comedy duo Mitchell and Webb. See more »

Trademark:

Defeating debate opponents with especially good points, known by fans as a "Hitchslap" See more »

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Hitch

Star Sign:

Aries

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