eBook PDF / e-Pub The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever

Title:The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Da Capo Press/Perseus Books (Philadelphia)
ISBN:0306816083
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Number of Pages:525
Category:Non fiction, Religion, Philosophy, Atheism, Science, Essays

The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever by Christopher Hitchens, Titus Lucretius Carus, Omar Khayyám, Thomas Hobbes, Baruch Spinoza, David Hume, James Boswell, Percy Bysshe Shelley, George Eliot, Charles Darwin, Leslie Stephen, Anatole France, Mark Twain, Joseph Conrad, Thomas Hardy, Emma Goldman, H.P. Lovecraft, Carl Van Doren, H.L. Mencken, Sigmund Freud, Albert Einstein, George Orwell, John Betjeman, Chapman Cohen, Bertrand Russell, Philip Larkin, Martin Gardner, Carl Sagan, John Updike, John Leslie Mackie, Michael Shermer, A.J. Ayer, Daniel C. Dennett, Charles Templeton, Richard Dawkins, Victor J. Stenger, Elizabeth S. Anderson, Penn Jillette, Ian McEwan, Steven Weinberg, Salman Rushdie, Ibn Warraq, Sam Harris, A.C. Grayling, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, John Stuart Mill, Karl Marx

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever From the New York Times best selling author of i God Is Not Great i 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 can i Los Angeles Times i .

Atheist Believer Uncertain No matter i The Portable Atheist i will speak to you and engage you every step of the way

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Why Orwell Matters, The Trial of Henry Kissinger, Mortality, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice, Letters to a Young Contrarian, The Portable Atheist: Essential Readings for the Nonbeliever, Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, Arguably: Selected Essays, Hitch-22: A Memoir, god is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
With the detention of Augusto Pinochet and intense international pressure for the arrest of Slobodan Milosovic the possibility of international law acting against tyrants around the world is emerging as a reality In this incendiary book Hitchens takes the floor as prosecuting counsel and mounts a devastating indictment of a man whose ambitions and ruthlessness have directly resulted in both individual murders and widespread indiscriminate slaughter He investigates and reveals Kissingers involvement in the deliberate mass killings of civilian populations in Indochina the deliberate collusion in mass murder and assassination in Bangladesh the personal suborning and planning of a murder of a senior constitutional officer in a democratic nation that the USA was not war with Chile the incitement and enabling of a mass genocide in East Timor and the personal involvement in the kidnap and murder of a journalist living in Washinton DC, The first new book of essays by Christopher Hitchens since i Arguably i offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers widely admired for the clarity of his style a result of his disciplined and candid thinking br br Topics range from ruminations on why Charles Dickens was among the best of writers and the worst of men to the haunting science fiction of J G Ballard from the enduring legacies of Thomas Jefferson and George Orwell to the persistent agonies of anti Semitism and jihad Hitchens even looks at the recent financial crisis and argues for the enduring relevance of Karl Marx br br The book forms a bridge between the two parallel enterprises of culture and politics It reveals how politics justifies itself by culture and how the latter prompts the former In this fashion i Arguably i burnishes Christopher Hitchens credentials as to quote Christopher Buckley our greatest living essayist in the English language, In the book that he was born to write provocateur and best selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals gadflies mavericks rebels angry young wo men and dissidents Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways This book explores the entire range of contrary positions from noble dissident to gratuitous pain in the butt In an age of overly polite debate bending over backward to reach a happy consensus within an increasingly centrist political dialogue Hitchens pointedly pitches himself in contrast He bemoans the loss of the skills of dialectical thinking evident in contemporary society He understands the importance of disagreement to personal integrity to informed discussion to true progress heck to democracy itself Epigrammatic spunky witty in your face timeless and timely this book is everything you would expect from a mentoring contrarian, In this unique biography of Thomas Jefferson leading journalist and social critic Christopher Hitchens offers a startlingly new and provocative interpretation of our Founding Father Situating Jefferson within the context of America s evolution and tracing his legacy over the past two hundred years Hitchens brings the character of Jefferson to life as a man of his time and also as a symbolic figure beyond it br br Conflicted by power Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and acted as Minister to France yet yearned for a quieter career in the Virginia legislature Predicting that slavery would shape the future of America s development this professed proponent of emancipation elided the issue in the Declaration and continued to own human property An eloquent writer he was an awkward public speaker a reluctant candidate he left an indelible presidential legacy br br Jefferson s statesmanship enabled him to negotiate the Louisiana Purchase with France doubling the size of the nation and he authorized the Lewis and Clark expedition opening up the American frontier for exploration and settlement Hitchens also analyzes Jefferson s handling of the Barbary War a lesser known chapter of his political career when his attempt to end the kidnapping and bribery of Americans by the Barbary states and the subsequent war with Tripoli led to the building of the U S navy and the fortification of America s reputation regarding national defense br br In the background of this sophisticated analysis is a large historical drama the fledgling nation s struggle for independence formed in the crucible of the eighteenth century Enlightenment and in its shadow the deformation of that struggle in the excesses of the French Revolution This artful portrait of a formative figure and a turbulent era poses a challenge to anyone interested in American history or in the ambiguities of human nature