Christopher Hitchens – WASP’ is the only ethnic…

WASP’ is the only ethnic term that is in fact a term of class, apart…


“‘WASP’ is the only ethnic term that is in fact a term of class, apart from redneck, which is another word for the same group but who are in the lower social strata, so it’s inexplicably tied up with social standing and culture and history in a way that the other hyphenations just are not.”
-Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens – And when I was young…

And when I was young, my family was perfectly nice. I write a lot about…


“And when I was young, my family was perfectly nice. I write a lot about it, as you noticed. But it was rather limited. I think, I don’t think anyone in my family would really feel I’d done them an injustice by saying that. We didn’t see many people. There were many books. It was as if I wanted to get away from home.”
-Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens – I don’t think Romney is…

I don’t think Romney is wacky at all, but religion makes intelligent people say and…


“I don’t think Romney is wacky at all, but religion makes intelligent people say and do wacky things, believe and affirm crazy things. Left on his own, Romney would never have said something like the Garden Of Eden was in Missouri, and will be again.”
-Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens – Religion is part of the…

Religion is part of the human make-up. It’s also part of our cultural and…


“Religion is part of the human make-up. It’s also part of our cultural and intellectual history. Religion was our first attempt at literature, the texts, our first attempt at cosmology, making sense of where we are in the universe, our first attempt at health care, believing in faith healing, our first attempt at philosophy.”
-Christopher Hitchens