Hitchens Vs. Blair: Be it Resolved Religion is a Force for Good in the World

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House of Anansi, 2011 - Religion - 81 pages
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Presents the text of a debate between former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and British intellectual Christopher Hitchens about the role and influence of religion in the modern world.
 

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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

Contents

The Munk Debate on Religion
3
Christopher Hitchens In Conversation With Noah Richler
55
Tony Blair In Conversation With John Geiger
67
About the Debaters
75
About the Moderator
77
About the Munk Debates
79
Permissions
81
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Christopher Hitchens is a journalist and the author of twenty books, including the international bestselling book God is Not Great. He is a regular contributor to Vanity Fair, The Atlantic Monthly, and Slate. His writing has also appeared in the Weekly Standard, the National Review, and The Independent, and he has made television appearances on The Daily Show, Charlie Rose, and Real Time with Bill Maher. He was named one of the world’s “Top 100 Public Intellectuals” by Foreign Policy and Britain’s Prospect. His most recent book is the memoir Hitch-22. Christopher Hitchens lives in Washington, D.C.

Tony Blair was prime minister of the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2007. Since leaving office, he has served as the Quartet Representative to the Middle East, representing the U.S., the UN, Russia, and the EU. In 2008 he launched the Tony Blair Faith Foundation, which promotes respect and understanding among the major religions. He is also the founder of the Africa Governance Initiative, an organization that works with leaders and their governments on policy delivery and on attracting sustainable investment in Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. Tony Blair lives in London, U.K.

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