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Christopher Hitchens, God is Not Great. Twelve Books, Hachette Book Group, Regrettably, this book which is so insightfully eloquent in condemning religions falls into that same ancient trap. That is why, borrowing a Dickensian phrase, I will say that this is the best of books, this is the worst of books on religion. It is best in its merciless flogging of all that is bad in religions. It is worst in its inability to see anything good whatever in religious traditions.
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Observers of the Christopher Hitchens phenomenon have been expecting a book about religion from him around now. But this impressive and enjoyable attack on everything so many people hold dear is not the book we were expecting. First in London 30 or more years ago, then in New York and for the last couple of decades in Washington, Hitchens has established himself as a character. This character draws on such familiar sources as the novels of P. Wodehouse, Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene; the leftist politics of the s British variant ; and — of course — the person of George Orwell. He charms Washington hostesses but will set off a stink bomb in the salon if the opportunity arises.
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God Is Not Great sometimes stylized as god Is Not Great  is a book by Anglo-American author and journalist Christopher Hitchens , in which he makes a case against organized religion. Hitchens posited that organized religion is "violent, irrational, intolerant, allied to racism , tribalism , and bigotry , invested in ignorance and hostile to free inquiry , contemptuous of women and coercive toward children" and sectarian , and that accordingly it "ought to have a great deal on its conscience". He supports his position with a mixture of personal stories, documented historical anecdotes and critical analysis of religious texts. His commentary focuses mainly on the Abrahamic religions , although it also touches on other religions, such as Hinduism and Buddhism. The book received mixed reviews, but sold well.