Christopher Hitchens

Christopher Hitchens remains unforgettable

He made reading, and writing, fun

What Diana and French philosophy can teach us about the need for monarchy

He thought America’s leaders were unworthy of its potential as a great Enlightenment republic

In the decade since his death, Christopher Hitchens’s weaknesses have become our own

Ten years on from Hitchens’s death, the past seems more foreign than ever

Commentators used 9/11 to keep framing the world as liberty versus totalitarianism

Scoundrel, liar, cheat and toady, George MacDonald Fraser’s Flashman is a creation of genius and a bracing antidote to our timid age

Where would the late ciceronian speaker have fit into today’s polemical battles?

Ageing controversialist