The Portable Atheist by Christopher Hitchens
Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

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From the #1 New York Times best-selling author of God Is Not Great, a provocative and entertaining guided tour of atheist and agnostic thought through the ages--with never-before-published pieces by Salman Rushdie, Ian McEwan, and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.Christopher Hitchens continues to make the case for a splendidly godless universe in this first-ever gathering of the influential voices--past and present--that have shaped his side of the current (and raging) God/no-god debate. With Hitchens as your erudite and witty guide, you’ll be led through a wealth of philosophy, literature, and scientific inquiry, including generous portions of the words of Lucretius, Benedict de Spinoza, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Mark Twain, George Eliot, Bertrand Russell, Emma Goldman, H. L. Mencken, Albert Einstein, Daniel Dennett, Sam Harris, Richard Dawkins, and many others well-known and lesser known. And they’re all set in context and commented upon as only Christopher Hitchens--“political and literary journalist extraordinaire” (Los Angeles Times)--can. Atheist? Believer? Uncertain? No matter: The Portable Atheist will speak to you and engage you every step of the way.

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Christopher Hitchens was a contributing editor to Vanity Fair, Slate, and The Atlantic, and the author of numerous books, including works on Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and George Orwell. He also wrote the international bestsellers god Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, Hitch-22: A Memoir, and Arguably. He died in December 2011.
Published December 10, 2007 by Da Capo Press. 528 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction

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If you wander through any bookstore – be it Half Price Books or your favorite independent establishment in Uptown – you will find a plethora of books devoted to the topic of atheism.

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The book: The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever selected by Christopher Hitchens, who also provides the introduction (Da Capo, 499 pp., $17.50). .

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well how about “American atheism meets the real world”, where track records of the efficacy of an ideology speak volumes: the atheism of Mao Tse Tung, the atheism of Joseph Stalin, the atheism of POl Pot, the atheism of the Khmer Rouge, the atheism of North Korean dictators, the atheism of Easter...

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