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Christopher Hitchens Biography

Title:
Author and Columnist
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“Tragedy, as Hegel said, is a conflict between two rights. By the time Arafat had left the podium of the United Nations (holster at his side, olive branch in his hand) in 1974, it was widely understood that everything since the Balfour Declaration had implicitly called for a two-state solution.”

“Arafat’s Squalid End: How He Wasted His Last 30 Years,” State, Nov. 17, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Writes for Slate and The Daily Mirror
  • Contributing Editor to The Atlantic Monthly and Vanity Fair
  • Longtime biweekly columnist for The Nation magazine, 1982-2002
  • Former Washington editor of Harper’s magazine
  • Former Book Critic, Newsday
Education:
  • BA, Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Balliol College, Oxford, 1970
Other:
  • Died Dec. 15, 2011