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Christopher Hitchens: How Religion Is Like North Korea

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Published on Aug 26, 2011

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In this highlight from May 2007, noted atheist Christopher Hitchens compares monotheistic belief to a despotic dictatorship -- similar to his observations of North Korea under Kim Jong Il. The key difference, he argues? "You can get out of North Korea - you can die, and it's over. You can't do that with monotheism."

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Christopher Hitchens speaks about his new book God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.

Hitchens, an always colorful and sometimes outrageous commentator, now takes aim at God. Sam Harris and Richard Dawkins have tried, but that hard-to-hit Fellow keeps popping back up. Worse still are the violent ways of his flock: waging religious warfare, keeping women enslaved, fomenting universal hatreds. Hitchens makes a powerful case for atheism - Politics and Prose

Christopher Hitchens is an author and journalist whose books, essays, and journalistic career span more than four decades. He has been a columnist and literary critic at The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, Slate, World Affairs, The Nation, Free Inquiry, and became a media fellow at the Hoover Institution in 2008.

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