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Christopher Hitchens is one of the most compelling and controversial voices of modern journalism. A staunch supporter of intellect over opinions and principles over politics, Hitchens writes with scope and great flair. "Only an open conflict of ideas and principles can produce any clarity, " he observed in Letters to a Young Contrarian. Hitchens is a master of argument, dialectical confrontation, and general troublemaking. As the longtime Washington editor for Harper's magazine, contributing editor to Vanity Fair, and critic-at-large for several publications in Great Britain, including the New Left Review, Hitchens contributes unpredictable and formidable analysis to international debates. His most recent book, God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything, makes the case for religion as a malignant force. Hitchens is also the author of Thomas Jefferson, Why Orwell Matters, and The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice.

In conversation with Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral

Official Website: http://www.cityarts.net/n.hitchens.html

Added by simulate on February 8, 2007



Looks awesome! I can only hope that there will be hecklers ... watching Hitchens manage hecklers is a rare treat: it may be his single greatest talent (years of practice?).


FYI he's also speaking at Kepler's in Menlo Park on May 25th.


Maybe with the guy from Grace Cathedral it's gonna be like a repeat of his debate with Al Sharpton over the existance of God?