Are we committed to Afghanistan? – Christopher Hitchens

Yes this is a science blog, and yes, once again I’m posting something that appears to be out-of-scope. Its the latest article by Christopher Hitchens in Slate that appears yesterday. I’ve two reasons for posting about it here … I’m a Hitchens fan … but if you read this blog, than I guess that is … Read more

How Can Anyone Defend Kissinger Now? – Christopher Hitchens

Within his latest Slate article (Dec 13), Hitchens is gunning for Nixon and Kissinger … Henry Kissinger should have the door shut in his face by every decent person and should be shamed, ostracized, and excluded …his role as the only unindicted conspirator in the Nixon/Watergate gang, and since the exposure of his war crimes … Read more

Christopher Hitchens – On Wikileaks

Yesterday Christopher Hitchens wrote about WikiLeaks and all that has happened in Slate … here are a few snippits from it … The WikiLeaks founder is an unscrupulous megalomaniac with a political agenda. … The cunning of Julian Assange’s strategy is that he has made everyone complicit in his own private decision to try to … Read more

Hitchens – A true hero for 2010 and beyond

I have  a couple of items for you here now … I think you will find that they are two perfect gems, and they both fit snuggly together. First up is the interview last weekend that Jeremy Paxman did with Christopher Hitchens. I could of course craft my own description, but I really prefer the … Read more

Christopher Hitchens – “I propose a pact with the faithful”

Here is a nice quote that I’ve lifted directly from the transcript of his debate with Tony Blair … “The way I phrase it in my book, available at fine bookstores everywhere, is that I propose a pact with the faith, the faithful, I’ll take it again, quoting from the great Thomas Jefferson, I don’t … Read more