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Christopher Hitchens - 'A Revolutionary Life' (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

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Published on Dec 2, 2010

Christopher Hitchens is one of the most prolific and controversial writers in the English-speaking world. A prominent atheist, he is the author of "God is not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything," which became an international best-seller in 2007. He has also written books on topics ranging from the partition of Cyprus to Thomas Jefferson and the Anglo-American relationship; his most recent is the memoir "Hitch 22."

RFE/RL writer at large James Kirchick recently interviewed Hitchens at his home in Washington about his left-wing revolutionary past, his views on America, Iran's nuclear program, Turkey's Islamist turn, Putin's Russia, the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and sampled his views on a variety of international figures.

In this introductory segment, Hitchens discusses his political coming-of-age amidst the revolutionary fervor of the 1960s, and what "revolution" means today.

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