Hitchens vs. Blair: Be It Resolved Religion Is A Force For Good In The World
This was a debate that took place on November 26th, 2010 at Roy Thompson Hall in Toronto.
They’re both intelligent men, and capable public speakers. But Hitchens used his rapier like wit and sharp verbal barbs to keep Blair on his hind feet.
“I never like to miss out a chance to congratulate someone on being humorous, if only unintentionally. It’s very touching for Tony to say that he recently went to a meeting that bridged a religious divide in Northern Ireland. Well, where does the religious divide come from?”
While the debate is well worth watching, this 70 page transcript (with an interview at the end with each participant) is a very nice accompaniment.