Hitchens is well-known for his difficult to predict some say inconsistent political views. A prolific writer, he has written many books and articles over the years on a variety of very controversial subjects. One book condemned Mother Teresa as a self-serving egotist. Another put Henry Kissinger "on trial" as a world-class war criminal. A more recent tome, No One Left To Lie To, was a fierce denunciation of Bill Clinton. He has also written a book length appreciation of George Orwell.
Though once regarded as stalwart member of the Anglo-American left, Hitchens has recently made ferocious attacks on those leftists whom he regards as "unrepentant Stalinists". He has also been taking aim at leading radicals, such as Noam Chomsky, whom he accuses of being soft on what he calls "Islamofascism". His support of the 2003 Invasion of Iraq found him cut off from most of the left and led to his resignation as long-time columnist for the left-wing magazine The Nation.