Two of the most formidable intellects of our generation. One powerfully charged debate on a subject set to ignite furious discussion. One riveting reading experience.
Two formidable minds. One powerfully charged debate.
'An intellectual faceoff...Full of sharp humour, and a little pathos.' - Guardian
'A heated, stimulating and informative debate on a subject as current as it gets.' - Globe and Mail
On November 26, 2010, intellectual juggernaut and staunch atheist Christopher Hitchens went head-to-head with former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, one of the Western world's most openly devout political leaders, on the highly charged topic of religion. Few world leaders have had a greater hand in shaping current events than Blair; few writers have been more outspoken and polarizing than Hitchens. In this riveting confrontation, Hitchens and Blair square off on the contentious questions that continue to dog the topic of religion in our globalized world: How does faith influence our actions? What is the role of people of faith in the public sphere? Is religious doctrine rigid, or should we allow for flexibility in our interpretations?
For the first time ever, this exclusive debate, which played out to a sold-out audience, is now available in print form, along with candid interviews with Hitchens and Blair. Sharp, provocative, and thoroughly engrossing, Hitchens vs. Blair is an electrifying intellectual sparring match on the oldest question - Is religion a force for good in the world?