Christopher Hitchens On Freedom Of Speech genre: Hip-Gnosis & Six Degrees of Speculation & Video-Philes

The following video clips are from an appearance by Christopher Hitchens at the University of Toronto's Hart House Debating Club. The topic for the evening was, "Be It Resolved: Freedom of Speech Includes the Freedom to Hate."

As always, Hitchens offers an eRudyte and impassioned defense of the freedom of speech...often defending the right of those who seem indefensible to speak their minds...but at the same time demonstrating that the fundamental value of supporting freedom of speech warrants such a defense.

While many may find Hitchens views on religion offensive, there is no doubt that his intellect is a valuable contribution to an important dialogue...and one would be hard pressed to refute his ability to craft a logically sound argument.

More importantly, Mr. Hitchens willingness to hear the arguments of others and to engage in dialogue and debate is evidence of his commitment to the principles he espouses.

Part One

Part Two

Part Three

Tagged as: Christopher Hitchens, Freedom of Speech, Religion, University of Toronto

Daniel DiRito | August 10, 2007 | 4:30 PM
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