Hitchens vs. Blair: Be It Resolved Religion Is a Force for Good in the World

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House of Anansi, 4. mar. 2011 - 88 sÝ­ur
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Intellectual juggernaut and staunch atheist Christopher Hitchens goes head-to-head with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the Western world’s most openly devout political leaders, on the highly charged topic of religion.

Few world leaders have had a greater hand in shaping current events than Blair; few writers have been more outspoken and polarizing than Hitchens. In this edition of The Munk Debates -- Canada’s premier international debate series -- Hitchens and Blair square off on the contentious questions that continue to dog the topic of religion in our globalized world: How does faith influence our actions? What is the role of people of faith in the public sphere? Is religious doctrine rigid, or should we allow for flexibility in our interpretations?

This exclusive debate, which played out to a sold-out audience, is now available in print form, along with candid interviews with Hitchens and Blair. Sharp, provocative, and thoroughly engrossing, Hitchens vs. Blair is a rigorous and electrifying intellectual sparring match on the oldest question: Is religion a force for good in the world?

 

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Ums÷gn notanda  - Devil_llama - LibraryThing

It is unfortunate that such a brilliant debater as Hitchens so frequently seems to "call it in" when debating people he assumes are easy. Blair really didn't make any good arguments; it was all just ... Read full review

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Ums÷gn notanda  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

It is unfortunate that such a brilliant debater as Hitchens so frequently seems to "call it in" when debating people he assumes are easy. Blair really didn't make any good arguments; it was all just ... Read full review

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Tony Blair was prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007.

Christopher Hitchens (1949 - 2011) was a journalist and the author of over twenty books, including the international bestselling book God is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything.

Read an interview with Christopher Hitchens: http://bit.ly/HitchensRichler

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