PULLMAN- Author and journalist Christopher Hitchens, who was scheduled to speak at WSU on the subject of “Religion and Politics,” has canceled his appearance. 
 
Hitchens has postponed his visit to WSU Pullman in order to interview former Cuban president, Fidel Castro, who is reported to be in failing health.
                                                                  
There will be a further announcement once a rescheduled date has been arranged.
This event was co-sponsored by the Thomas S. Foley Institute for Public Policy and Public Service and the International Programs Global Studies.

 
Hitchens, an atheist, has been a columnist for Vanity Fair, The Nation, and Slate. As foreign correspondent and travel writer, Hitchens has written from more than 60 countries on five continents – from Afghanistan, Albania and Angola through India, Iran, Iraq and Japan, to Vietnam, Western Sahara and Zimbabwe.
 
Hitchens’ essays and articles have been collected or anthologized in “The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Essays,” “Best American Essays of 2001,” “Best American Travel Writing of 2002,” “Best American Political Writing of 2004,” and the “best of” collections published by The London Review of Books, The Spectator, The Nation, The New Statesman, The Weekly Standard and Best 50 Atlantic Monthly Book Reviews.
 
He is the author of many books including “God Is Not Great,” “Class and Nostalgia: Anglo-American Ironies,” “Karl Marx and The Paris Commune,” “International Territory: The UN After Fifty Years,” “The Palestine Question” and “A Long Short War: The Postponed Liberation of Iraq.”
 
Hitchens participated in an online debate with Moscow pastor Douglas Wilson in May 2007. That debate can be found ONLINE @ http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2007/mayweb-only/119-12.0.html.
 
 For more information on Hitchens’ visit, http://www.ip.wsu.edu/global/events/index.shtml.