am 14. Dezember 2007
The Portable Atheist is exactly the book promised in the description by the publisher. The essays are very well selected and sorted into their historical background. Who would ever have thought that the seemingly moderate skeptic David Hume actually had quite a different view: "[...] when he heard a person say he was religious, he concluded he was a rascal"?
Very impressing and insightful this collection presents first hand views from some of the greatest intellectuals of all time on religion. And all are skeptic to downright antireligious.
Buy it, especially if you happen to be a believer, it will shake your world!
am 9. Mai 2012
Very interesting, though exhausting to read in english if it is not your first language.
Although the assumptions made by the philosophers and other people, that deserve to be heard if the think, they have found something interesting to spread - although their arguments aren't that profound, they teach you how to think in the natural, unpoisoned way.
am 30. Oktober 2012
Zu aller erst sollte ich sagen, das Buch ist Super.
Was noch zu sagen ist, die Größe des Buches hat mich sehr Überrascht,
ich dachte es wird einen änlichen Umfang haben wie "God is not Great",
doch weit gefehlt. Das Buch ist Riesig und Rand voll mit erstklassigen
Essays. Hitch hat sich wirklich selbst übertroffen.