An interesting debate, this is part one of two, in which Christopher Hitchens defends the right of free speech and free inquiry regarding David Irving´s publications.
Hitchens was an ardent advocate for the separation of church and state; a self-described antitheist, he regarded the concept of a god or supreme being as a totalitarian belief that destroys individual freedom, and argued that free expression and scientific discovery should replace religion as a means of teaching ethics and defining human civilization. In 2007, Hitchens published his most popular book, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, which was a New York Times bestseller.
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An interesting debate, this is part two of two, in which Christopher Hitchens defends the right of free speech and free inquiry regarding David Irving´s publications.
Christopher Hitchens gives a talk in Canada on Free Speech in November 2006.
Christopher Hitchens and Noam Chomsky interview, on free speech and politics.
Christopher Hitchens on the Q and A panel together with Catholic intellectual Father Brennan, Franklin Australia.