Larry discusses how Christopher Hitchens’s widow, Carol Blue-Hitchens, attempted to discredit not only his award-winning 2016 book—which she admits to not reading—but a new book by first-time author Stephen Phillips on the late atheist provocateur. This discussion, and the article on which it is based, offers you an inside look at how censorship on the left works: backroom deals, phone-in favors to media friends, orchestrated attacks, outright lies, and ambush interviews. For five years Larry has said nothing about Ms. Hitchens. But now that she is doing it again, he breaks his silence. 

Larry Alex Taunton is the Executive Director of the Fixed Point Foundation and a freelance columnist contributing to USA Today, Fox News, First Things, The Atlantic, CNN, Daily Caller, and The American Spectator. He is also the author of The Grace Effect, The Gospel Coalition Book of the Year The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, Around the World in (More Than) 80 Days. (Available to order now) You can subscribe to his blog at and find him on Twitter @larrytaunton.

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