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Christopher Hitchens (1949-2011) was an author and journalist. He joined the New Statesman in 1973.
First published 21 December 1979.
In this article from 2 February 1979, Hitchens excoriates the Daily Mail and the right-wing press in the United Kingdom.
The Vanity Fair columnist and author of God is not great on the banality of Tony Blair’s new faith foundation.
In 1978 the New Statesman reprinted extracts from a 1968 speech by the Labour MP. A war of words ensued in the magazine’s correspondence pages the following week.