The Hollow Men: Hitchens, Dawkins, and Harris


The Hollow Men: Hitchens, Dawkins, and Harris

Instead of a terrifying and interesting storm of doubt, my ship of faith only encountered in these “new atheists'” books a few annoying water balloons. The sales of Dawkins, Hitchen and Harris might be red hot, but their content is just as pale and anesthetic as my herring lunch in Lithuania. Hitchens relates some telling anecdotes in graceful language, and Harris raises a few interesting points, but all in all these books have an imaginative and emotional flatness one does not encounter in the writings of classical atheists and agnostics. In style and content, these books have the same blend of quasi-journalism and sterile indignation that characterizes most op-ed pieces.

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