A "Hitchslap" is what happens when an opponent's entire argument is completely demolished in one or a very few well-directed statements, usually by Christopher Hitchens. A hitchslap can be delivered both in a debate and in writing.

It is Christopher Hitchens' signature move against his theist and political opponents. It is often so swift and effective that the audience completely understands it well before the stunned opponent, who slowly realises that from now on every statement they make will be taken as empty rhetoric because they have just been made to appear foolish to the audience.

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