You haven't defended your comparison to Darwin and Huxley. They were about promoting evolutionary theory with God's existence not necessarily at stake, Hitchens primarily focussed on the dangers religion bring to society and geopolitics. Darwin and his bulldog wouldn't have touched that issue, nor does Hitchens go in to great detail about science in his talks or writings.
He didn't invent that term. And he wasn't human now, cause he broke away from the devout socialist flock? He opposed Islamic imperialism, communist and western imperialism throughout the course of his career.No - he would have been opposing imperialism, as he knew very well - so he invented political illiteracies like 'Islamo-fascist' to make believe he was still human.
Since you erroneously compared his anti-religious debating style to Huxley, I would have to say you never read or heard Hitchens speak on the issue (otherwise I'd have to doubt your fantastic education on Darwin) or were going in prepared to dislike what he said because he betrayed your "cause" by arguing for universal human rights.I don't understand this. In the country we were brought up in it wasn't an issue: he was doing this stuff because it went down big with Americans and brought in money.
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