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  • Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchens Debate Religion
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    Tony Blair and Christopher Hitchens Debate Religion

    Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and author Christopher Hitchens debated the resolution: “be it resolved, religion is a force for good in the world.” Former Prime Minister Blair,…

  • emMy Paper Chaseem Book Party
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    My Paper Chase Book Party

    Sir Harold Evans was shown attending a party at the British ambassador’s residence for the publication of his autobiography, My Paper Chase: True Stories of Vanished Times (Little, Brown and…

  • In Depth with Christopher Hitchens
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    In Depth with Christopher Hitchens

    Christopher Hitchens was interviewed about his life, his career, and his body of writing. Topics included his religious and political opinions. He responded to viewer telephone calls and…

  • Art of the Biographer
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    Art of the Biographer

    James Atlas moderated a panel of biographers who talked about their books and about writing biographies. After their presentations they answered questions from members of the audience.…

  • Is Christianity the Problem
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    Is Christianity the Problem?

    Dinesh D’Souza and Christopher Hitchens debated the question “Is Christianity the Problem?” After speeches and rebuttals, the authors then questioned each other. Then they responded to questions from members of…

  • emThe Hillem Book Fair Interview
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    The Hill Book Fair Interview

    Former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay talked about his political memoir, No Retreat, No Surrender: One American’s Fight, published by Sentinel. Christopher Hitchens talked about his book…

  • Ethics in Book Reviewing
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    Ethics in Book Reviewing

    Ethics in Book Reviewing: The More Things Change"? # Carlin Romano, Philadelphia Inquirer # John Leonard, New York Review of Books # Christopher Hitchens, Author & Literary Critic #…

  • Religion and Culture Panel
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    Religion and Culture Panel

    The panelists, moderated by Thane Rosenbaum, debated the topic, “Religion and Culture: Do They Mix?” They also talked about their books on opposing sides of the religion and culture…

  • The Future of British Politics
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    The Future of British Politics

    Participants talked about the future of relations between the U.S. and Great Britain following Prime Minister Blair’s time in office. Among the topics they addressed were the British…

  • Five Years After September 11
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    Five Years After September 11

    Panelists talked about constitutional issues and U.S. foreign policy following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were threats posed by…

  • emAmong the Dead Citiesem
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    Among the Dead Cities

    A.C. Grayling talked about his book Among the Dead Cities: The History and Moral Legacy of the WWII Bombing of Civilians in Germany and Japan, published by Walker and Company. He examined the…

  • emThomas Jefferson  Author of Americaem
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    Thomas Jefferson: Author of America

    Christopher Hitchens talked about his book Thomas Jefferson: Author of America, published by HarperCollins in its Eminent Lives series. He described both the public and private lives of Thomas…

  • Role of the US in the World
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    Role of the U.S. in the World

    The tenth hour of the 25th anniversary of viewer calls focused on the year 1989 and on the role of the U.S. in the world. Mr. Hitchens talked about U.S. foreign policy over the past decades,…

  • Iraq War Debate
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    Iraq War Debate

    George Galloway and Christopher Hitchens debated the war in Iraq. There were insults and claims of falsehood from both men on a variety of war-related topics. There also was a great deal of booing and…

  • Media Coverage of Iraq
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    Media Coverage of Iraq

    Mr. Hitchens talked about military operations in Iraq, justifications for war in the region on behalf of the Iraqi people, and media commentary about the war and reasons for the Iraq…