Free-Speech Hypocrisy in Europe

A Danish art exhibit attacks public figures who ‘insult’ but not those who issue death threats in response

Sundown: Top U.S. Diplomats Heading for Israel

Plus Peres warns about settlements’ consequences, and more

Professor Finkelstein

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Smell Test

After a lifelong curiosity about the prohibition against pork, one writer finds a satisfying answer—in the writings of the late Christopher Hitchens

About Nothing

The invented Seinfeld winter holiday Festivus, like the late Christopher Hitchens, demands a religion-like dogma  around nonbelief

Hitch the Jew

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The Tenth Man

The key to Christopher Hitchens wasn’t his iconoclasm; it was his desire for belonging—and the proof can be found in an unexpected place

Just Enough Hitch, for a Day

A few favorite essays

Sundown: Adelson’s Man

Plus Hitler’s little book, Hitch deploys Yiddish, and more

Sundown: Bye-Bye, Baghdad

Plus Winehouse’s father gets book deal, Hitch, and more

Erdogan, Moderate Islamist, Consolidates Power

What it could mean for Israel

Seriously

We are all—from Anthony Weiner to Chelsea Handler to the lazy guy who’d rather watch TV than read a book—afflicted by an epidemic of frivolity. But Moses, who faced it, too, has a cure.

The Cryptogram

David Mamet’s The Secret Knowledge, an assault on liberal values and politics, should be viewed not as a polemic but as a yet-to-be-written play about his usual subjects: scams and hustlers

Sundown: You Don’t Mess With the Hitch

Plus, the most Jewish HBO series yet, and more

Sundown: Find Out What Your Leaders Are Paid

Plus A’jad-ology, Hitch on Hank, and more

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