"I feel very envious of someone who’s young, and active and starting out in this argument, just think of the extraordinary things that are happening to us…

…we have the same job we always had, to say as thinking people and as humans that there are no final solutions, there is no absolute truth, there is no supreme leader, there is no totalitarian solution that says if you’ll just give up your freedom of inquiry, if you’ll simply abandon your critical faculties, a world of idiotic bliss can be yours…

…but we have to begin by repudiating all such claims…grand rabbis, chief ayatollahs, infallible popes, the peddlers of surrogate and mutant quasi political religion and worship… the dear leader,
the great leader…we have no need of any of this…

And looking at them and their record and the pathos of their supporters, I realize it is they who are the grand imposters”

Christopher Hitchens