I will say, in defense of Hitchens, that he is better than the people responsible for this trainwreck of an article.
The New Atheists are pretty good people. At least, that's what I would have said before that huge pileup of misogyny that happened last year. The best of them are aligning themselves with this Atheism Plus group, as in "gods don't exist; lets actually make things better for other people now". So, basically humanism without the woo.