Here's the video:
- When his best-selling anti-theist book, God Is Not Great, came out, Hitch spoke with senior editor Jennie Rothenberg Gritz about his disdain for religion and his faith in humanity.
- Rothenberg Gritz now shares a never-before-published excerpt from the same interview on what Hitch considered the human need for ritual and ceremony.
- On the publication of Why Orwell Matters, he and Elizabeth Wasserman discussed the tribute to his personal hero, drawing out his portrait of Orwell as a contrarian unmatched in his capacity and intelligence for unflinchingly facing unpleasant truths.
- And Daniel Smith interviewed him, when Love, Poverty, and War came out, about his fierce stances on Iraq, Mother Teresa, and Henry Kissinger.
David Bradley, chairman of Atlantic Media says of Hitchens: "In a profession not always gentle -- and in person -- Christopher was the kindest journalist I've met. He might disagree as to its origin, but goodness was struck through to his center. And, as to his mind, I can see our 1857 founders embracing an intellect as formidable and morally impassioned as their own. We were privileged to publish some share of his work." Our editor James Bennet remarks: "No writer was ever more alive on the page than Christopher Hitchens, and, though I'm certain he'll always read that way, and though he isn't quite done -- he has left behind reviews yet to be published -- it is shocking to contemplate an end to his arguing, if not his arguments. For The Atlantic, it has been a privilege to publish his literary criticism."