Blair and Hitchens: The Debate

When was the last time you saw two adults argue in a sophisticated point-counterpoint manner and actually be civilized toward the other?  If that’s crickets you hear, it’s because, in America at least, it almost never happens.

Recently, as part of the Munk Debates, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair argued against renowned atheist Christopher Hitchens for a little tete-a-tete about the merits of religion: Is it a force for good or a menace to society?

Pretty much everyone is in agreement that Hitchens won the debate, but that is largely irrelevant.  The important thing to consider is that two adults with drastically opposite points of view got together and had an informative debate without yelling at one another.

The entire debate is available in nine parts and honestly, the entire thing is worth watching.

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