Today marks the 5-year anniversary of Christopher Hitchens’s death. Hitchens, or Hitch as he was affectionately called, was an author and journalist, but he was also a well-known antitheist, religious and literary critic, and orator. He wrote for several publications over the course of his career and he worked on over 30 books as an author, co-author, or editor. His most famous book is arguably “God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” which was a New York Times bestseller. He died on December 15th, 2011 after battling esophageal cancer for over a year.
Hitchens was also a fierce critic of several well-known figures, including Mother Teresa (who very rightly deserved such criticism, you can watch his documentary here). Hitch never shied away from giving his honest thoughts on anything and everything, especially concerning politics and religion. If you are unfamiliar with Hitch and his work, or if you just want to revisit some of your favorites, then you should check out this extensive collection of all things Hitch.
With Donald Trump’s status as president-elect, and seeing all of the cabinet choices he is making so far, one can only dream of what Hitchens would say about the current state of affairs in American politics. I sure would love to see Donald Trump and Mike Pence get “HitchSlapped”.