Christopher Hitchens On Free Speech

Here’s Hitchens defending free speech (attacking proposed “hate speech” legislation in Canada) and reflexively showing some more of that trademark contempt for religion.

“Now I am absolutely convinced that the main source of hatred in the world is religion.”

“I think it should be, religion, treated with ridicule and hatred and contempt.”

Yes, he made both of these statements in the same speech. Can he not see the irony? The first half of his address, however, was quite solid. Hitch is an intellectual heavyweight who you have to take seriously even though it is, I think, impossible for virtually anybody to agree with the man 100% of the time.

(via Nuke’s News & Views)

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2 responses to “Christopher Hitchens On Free Speech

  1. Thought you might be interested to know that today is the famous contrarian’s birthday:

    http://writersalmanac.publicradio.org/

  2. Hey, he has the same b-day as Jefferson. Hitch wrote a book on Jefferson that I’ve been kinda wanting to read.

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